Katrina Marie Horton

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Will the Big Cats Survive the Free-Roaming Domestic Cats in the Sundarbans & Elsewhere?

I’m a wildlife ecologist and conservationist and I believe in promoting a “no-kill” nation with regard to feral and stray cats. However, let me share concerns with you put forth by many in the conservation community concerning feral cats.<p>I just returned from South Asia where I was working on rescue …

Breaking Bad: Poachers on the Loose in Kenya

<b>I was in Kenya this July, in Samburu County, working on a story about cheetahs, and found myself camping with conservationists at the ranger station in Meibae Community Conservancy.</b><p>Meibae, founded in 2006 through the Northern Rangelands Trust, borders the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu County. It’s a …

7 Gender-Altering Animals

<b>From the theater of ancient Greece to talent show TV, humans have a long and storied history of dressing up as the opposite sex.</b><p>But we’re not the only animal that’s good at gender alteration. We recently told you about female market squid who flash fake testes, probably to put the kibosh on …

5 Animals With Stinky Defenses

<b>You’re chatting with someone you find bright and attractive when suddenly they lean a little closer and WHAM! You get hit with a whiff of monster breath. Nothing pulls the plug on attraction, even just social attraction, like a bad bouquet.</b><p>Plenty of animals will run a mile from a foul stench, too. …

How Do Ants Get Their Magnetic Compasses?

<b>Tropical leafcutter ants don’t need to stop and ask for directions—they have internal magnetic compasses that help them navigate.</b><p>Now, scientists have figured out just how the insects get their “sixth sense,” which is also found in an increasing number of animals, including birds, bats, and rodents. …

For World's Oddest-Looking Antelope, Signs of a Comeback

Thanks to conservation, the saiga antelope returns to Kazakhstan's steppes.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p>With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character from a Dr. Seuss book or the bar scene in <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>But don't be fooled by its droll appearance: …