Sofia Contreras

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Mountain lion kittens near LA die after mother abandons them

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Two mountain lion kittens being tracked by scientists have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned …

Some cheetahs are terrible mothers, and that leads to exactly what you think

I have a sneaking sympathy for female cheetahs who don’t have cubs. Usually, if a female doesn’t produce independent offspring, eyebrows are raised, and judgmental comments about “bad mothers” are bandied about. But whenever I watch a cheetah being used as a jungle gym by her cubs, bitten, patted, …

The Return of the Florida Panther

For years, the Florida panther, a majestic creature that lurks in and around the forests of the Everglades, has teetered on the edge of permanent disappearance. Closely related to the mountain lion, the panther once roamed across much of the South, but the ever-advancing modern world pushed it into …

Maasai protect Kenyan elephants

Human encroachment is endangering grazing elephants at home in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. But neighboring Maasai and safari tour operators …

Is This the Only Way to Save South Africa’s Wildlife?

Private nature reserves mix conservation with hospitality.<p>T<b>he safari jeep presses on through thick shrub land</b>, over plants, river beds and termite …

Wildlife

Wildlife ranger killed in Zambia leaves behind seven children

At 7am on 12 February, 37-year-old wildlife ranger Rodrick Ngulube was gunned down by poachers in Zambia’s West Petauke game management area, according to reports from the country’s Game Rangers Association.<p>Ngulube and fellow rangers had been tracking seven poachers since the night before when the …

Wildlife

Gender stereotypes have made us horrible at recognizing autism in women and girls

In August, the National Autistic Society called on medical professionals to change the way they diagnose women and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ever since the term autism was first coined by Hans Asperger in 1944, it has remained predominantly, if anecdotally, associated with men and …

Wildlife officials in Washington state kill two gray wolves, plan to remove others

State wildlife officials in helicopters have shot and killed two gray wolves in northeastern Washington, and authorities plan on removing more of the animals.<p>Two adult female wolves that roam Ferry County, including this year's breeding female, were killed on Aug. 5, the Department of Fish and …