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One-of-a-Kind Aztec Dog Burials Found in Mexico

Bones of a dozen dogs, buried together 500 years ago, puzzle archaeologists.<p>Archaeologists in Mexico City have made an extraordinary discovery—the skeletons of 12 dogs all mysteriously buried together more than 500 years ago, in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.<p>Dog burials have been uncovered …

Pangolins Roll into the Wildlife Trafficking Spotlight

Wildlife<p>Thousands of pangolins are killed each year in the illegal wildlife trade. Photo courtesy of Tikki Hywood Trust, Zimbabwe.<p><b>An unexpected newcomer has joined the world’s most iconic species — the elephant, rhino, and tiger — under the international wildlife trafficking crisis spotlight: Meet</b> …

On the Trail of the Pygmy Raccoon

Changing Planet<p>by Kevin Schafer / iLCP<p>Pygmy Raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus) Critically endangered, Cozumel Island, Mexico.<p>No, this is not your average raccoon. And that, precisely, is the point of this story. For one of the world’s most endangered carnivores has had the misfortune of looking like a …

Thousands of Baby Turtles Hatch in Brazil: Freshwater Species of the Week

Wildlife<p>This week, scientists in Brazil weren’t kidding when they said that they “hit the mother lode.”<p>They were referring to a mass hatching of an estimated 210,000 giant South American river turtles at the Abufari Biological Reserve. It’s one of the largest known hatchings for the species,</i> …

Is Climate Change Increasing the Disease Risk for Arctic Marine Mammals?

Climate change may be increasing the risk of disease for marine mammals in the Arctic, experts say.<p>Climate change is melting Arctic sea ice, leaving animals that depend on it high and dry. Marine mammals like ringed seals have to find new areas to give birth, raise their young, and haul out. And …

Keystone XL Pipeline: 4 Animals and 3 Habitats in Its Path

Power line impact on the whooping crane just one of the wildlife concerns.<p><b>Climate change has been the focus of much of the opposition to TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. But many conservationists are also concerned about more immediate environmental consequences.</b><p><b>They're worried about the</b> …

Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray Shares His “Journey to the South Pacific”

<i>Journey to the South Pacific,</i> a new 3D IMAX film now in theaters, takes moviegoers on an adventure through the island paradise of remote West Papua, a province of Indonesia in the Coral Triangle.<p>Narrated by Cate Blanchett, the film tells the story of Jawi Mayor, a young island boy who discovers the …

Biologists Find “Extinct” Andean Toad Alive and Well

<b>A toad from the Andes mountains that had long been thought extinct and was known only from a single museum specimen collected in 1970 has resurfaced in Ecuador.</b><p>After the initial discovery of the Tandayapa Andean toad in Ecuador’s Pichincha Province (map) more than four decades ago, scientists …

Glowing Antlers for Arctic Reindeer

The Reindeer Herders’ Association of Finland has begun spraying reindeer with a reflective coating to make them more visible to motorists during the Arctic winter.<p>Months without a sunrise and endless dark nights make reindeer hard to spot for car and snowmobile drivers in northern Lapland. The new …

Weekend Escape: Assateague Island

<b>ARRIVE:</b> Make the drive east from the Maryland mainland over the Verrazano Bridge early: there’s competition for backcountry permits, so you want to be there when the ranger station opens at 7 a.m. (weekend permits, $6; nps.gov/asis). Rent a kayak from SuperFun Eco Tours ($50 a day for a sit-on-top, …

Join Wanderer in Residence Jodi of Legal Nomads as she explores the beauty of Costa Rica through her Instagram lens on the Looptail: http://gadvnt.rs/costaricaeyecandy

Pic of the day: we all need to change our perspective sometimes. This lemur in Madagascar thinks so, too.

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays face extinction

<i>Information provided by: Save Our Seas Conservation Media Unit</i><p><b>A quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and chimaeras are threatened with extinction</b> …

Extinction

Africa Geographic

Just lounging around this Sunday - Image by Roel van Muiden of RvM Wildlife Photography

Bird watching in the Maasai Mara

<b>The Maasai Mara is more famous for its amazing wildlife than its avian assets, but the reserve features a number of habitats conducive to great bird</b> …

Birds

Edmonton Humane Society

An amazing card for letting the animal lover in your life know what's on your mind. Ohhhh yeeeaaah.<p>#ValentinesDay #yeg

ZOOTOPIA: NEW HABITATS BRING WONDER

BY JONATHAN LERNER<p>From the January issue of <i>LAM:</i><p>The Treetop Trail gives small primates a radically different experience of zoo life. Credit: CLR …

Tragedy as polar bear dies after eating zoo visitor's bag and coat

Anton the bear died at Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart on Sunday despite a frantic operation to save him.<p>The 25-year-old animal had reportedly been acting …

The Calgary Zoo

Have you or someone you know dreamed of working at the Calgary Zoo? We’re hiring for a number of positions – in particular with our research team and …

Sandi Wong

ZooBorns

A male Masai Giraffe calf born at the Houston Zoo Inc. on February 4 was standing and nursing just over an hour after his birth – all signs that …

Population Institute Canada

San Diego Zoo

Stan Solo

The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Greenland Shark

Say hello to the Greenland shark (<i>Somniosus microcephalus</i>), also known as the gurry shark, grey shark, sleeper shark, or by the Inuit name …

Why is the US facing an irruption of snowy owls? – Bryan Pfeiffer

Perched on a rocky point along the Maine coast, the snowy owl is languid, a predator without country or concern. The wind and the sleet don’t matter. …

Birds