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North Carolina Wants Feds to End Red Wolf Rewilding Program

Only 100 of this reclusive, endangered canid remain in the wild

The red wolf, an endangered species with fewer than 100 individuals left in the wild and approximately 200 in captive breeding facilities around the country, is a striking, smart-looking canid with pointy ears tinged an autumn crimson. Larger than coyotes and smaller…
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by: John Soltes – February 24, 2015

Costa Rica Still a Hotspot for Birders

Travelers flock to the Central American nation with high hopes of seeing rare and beautiful birds

On an overcast day in the middle of Costa Rica’s green season, the boat floated down the murky Río Frío (cold river) along the border of Nicaragua. Large trees, seemingly pulled from a Dr. Seuss book, lined the waterway, casting shadows along…
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by: John Soltes – October 30, 2014

Bear Encounters: Why Feeding a 500-Pound Animal is a Bad Idea

Bruins that associate camps and homes with easy to access food lose their ingrained fear of people

The undulating hills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York are so vast and filled with dense forests that spotting black bears which inhabit these mountains can be a challenge. For most outdoor enthusiasts, simply being among the birch trees and…
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by: John Soltes – August 4, 2014

A New Virus is Attacking North America’s Wild Turkey Populations

Hunters chasing down their Thanksgiving gobblers may not be able to detect virus from sight alone

As Thanksgiving nears and gravy-drenched pieces of hot turkey induce culinary daydreams, wildlife biologists are trying to connect the dots on a virus that has started to infect North America’s wild turkey population. Photo by Don GreeneIt's still not clear if the…
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by: John Soltes – November 25, 2013

For Ambassador Wolves, a Life in Captivity So That Their Species Can Run Free

A safe, personal encounter with a wolf can change people’s attitudes toward these animals, but it comes at a price

The noise starts out somewhat faint, like a whisper, on this wooded hillside in the lower Hudson Valley of New York. Then the shrill cries grow in intensity, blanketing the area and morphing into unmistakably canine howls. Photo courtesy Wolf Conservation CenterAtka,…
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by: John Soltes – September 10, 2013

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