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Peregrine Falcons at UB

Sharing some news for those of us who watch our UB falconcam. https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinePlaceWNY/ Sadly, Dixie and Yankee laid 4 eggs that turned out to be not viable.   The DEC pulled the eggs for analysis so they can determine if anything … Continue reading

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River Otter Sighting at Reinstein Woods in Depew, NY

River Otter sighting at Reinstein Woods 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY April 27, 2016 River otter caught on camera yesterday at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve! First recorded sighting here. More about river otters: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/9355.html River Otter – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation … Continue reading

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House Votes to Designate Bison as America’s National Mammal

From The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/house-votes-to-designate-bison-as-americas-national-mammal/2016/04/26/0378e20a-0bfe-11e6-bc53-db634ca94a2a_story.html Posted:  April 26, 2016 House votes to designate bison as America’s national mammal By Associated Press   April 26 at 6:27 PM WASHINGTON — Make room, bald eagle. The House has voted to designate the … Continue reading

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Gorillas Hum and Sing While They Eat to Say, “Do Not Disturb”

From Scientific American Posted April 1, 2016 EVOLUTION Gorillas Hum and Sing While They Eat to Say, “Do Not Disturb” Our gorilla cousins sing as they supper By Steve Mirsky on April 1, 2016   Credit: Matt Collins Where, an … Continue reading

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Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia

From Mongabay.org Posted June 24, 2015 Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia 24th June 2015/Jeremy Hance A Matsés shaman named Cesar. Photo courtesy of Acaté. In one of the great tragedies of our age, indigenous traditions, stories, cultures and … Continue reading

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20 Endangered Iberian Lynx released back into the Wild

From Mother Nature Network http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/20-endangered-Iberian-lynx-released-back-into-wild Posted:  February 26, 2016 20 endangered Iberian lynx released back into the wild By: Jaymi Heimbuch February 26, 2016 This beautiful species was down to fewer than 100 individuals, but a reintroduction program is bringing … Continue reading

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Dying for the Perfect Photo: The Selfies with Animals Epidemic

From Project ICARUS https://projecticarus2015.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/dying-for-the-perfect-photo-the-selfies-with-animals-epidemic/ Posted:  March 9, 2016 Project ICARUS Iinvestigating global wildlife issues and providing networks for global solutions. Dying For The Perfect Photo: The Selfies With Animals Epidemic ON MARCH 9, 2016 BY PROJECTICARUS2015 In recent years, selfies … Continue reading

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Ring-Tailed Lemurs Threatened by Illegal Pet Trade

From Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/ring-tailed-lemurs-pet-trade/ Posted:  August 7, 2015 SKIP TO MAIN CONTENT Extinction Countdown Ring-Tailed Lemurs Threatened by Illegal Pet Trade Residents of Madagascar have stolen 28,000 lemurs from the wild in the past three years By John R. Platt on August … Continue reading

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Medical Advances in care of aging zoo animals lead to difficult questions

From the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-zoos-aging-animals-met-20160304-story.html Posted:  March 6, 2016 Medical advances in care of aging zoo animals lead to difficult questions Bill Zeigler, senior vice president for all animal programs at the Brookfield Zoo, speaks about how the zoo takes … Continue reading

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Wolf species have ‘howling dialects’

From Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160208083546.htm Your source for the latest research news Wolf species have ‘howling dialects’ Date: February 8, 2016 Source: University of Cambridge Summary: Largest quantitative study of howling, and first to use machine learning, defines different howl types … Continue reading

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