Friday Catblogging: Can Humans and Lions Get Along?

“Lions are really causing us havoc,” laments an African pastoralist in Nani Walker and Alan Toth’s short documentary, Living with Lions. The film chronicles the conflict between lions and humans in Laikipia County, Kenya, where drought and urbanization have pushed people and wildlife into closer contact. Conservationists attempt to mitigate the encounters, which often begin […]

Friday Catblogging: Cougar sighting verified in Washington County

Contact(s): Scott Walter, DNR Large Carnivore Specialist, 608-267-7865 or Dianne Robinson, Wildlife Biologist, 262-424-9827 MADISON- Video footage of a large cat submitted by landowners in Washington County has been verified by Department of Natural Resources biologists as a cougar. The animal was recorded on a security camera during the early morning hours of Feb. 7 […]

Friday Catblogging: Cheetahs’ ears

Animal ears may not get as much attention as cool eyes or weird noses, but the glorious cheetah owes its running prowess in part to its inner ear. The cheetah is, famously, the fastest land animal; it can run up to 65 miles per hour. During these sprints, its muscles are straining hard, but its […]

Badger Takes the High-Protein Route

Dig for victory: badger buries a whole cow and eats steak for a month — New Scientist (@newscientist) March 31, 2017 Dig for victory: badger buries a whole cow and eats steak for a month @ New Scientist (@newscientist) March 31, 2017

Film: The Rhino Guardians

The Rhino Guardians from Dan Sadgrove on Vimeo. Dan Sadgrove describes his recent film on an anti-poaching group: In 2016 I travelled to South Africa to visit The Black Mambas – the worlds first all female anti-poaching unit operating in the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa. Coming from disadvantaged communities and breaking strong patriarchal […]

Saturday Film: The Super Salmon

The Super Salmon from Ryan Peterson on Vimeo. A salmon in Alaska makes an unlikely journey on “the Mount Everest of rivers” – the Susitna – as residents consider the costs/benefits of a government-proposed mega-dam.

Mongoose Monday at the Oregon Zoo

We just welcomed a new member to our dwarf mongoose family!Get to know these #tinybutmighty carnivores.#mongoosemonday — Oregon Zoo (@OregonZoo) October 17, 2016