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Low, steady releases of water from Glen Canyon Dam are taking place this spring and summer as an experiment to increase aquatic insects on the Colorado River. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, these “bug flows” benefit the river’s ecology and might even help anglers catch more fish.


Earth Notes: How to Age an Elk

May 1, 2019
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With the arrival of spring across Arizona’s high country, lengthening daylight triggers hormonal changes in elk bulls. In March they lose their old antlers, and by April they’re growing new ones. The antlers are one clue to the animal’s age, but teeth are even better.


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Missouri wildlife officials have placed six Mexican wolf pups born in captivity near St. Louis with two packs in the wild, in a new effort to repopulate the critically endangered species.

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More Mexican gray wolves are roaming the American Southwest now than at any time since federal biologists began reintroducing the predators more than two decades ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.

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Animal are integral to the ceremonies of many Native Americans in the Southwest. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Arizona wildlife managers have now begun a program to collect certain items like tortoise shells and distribute them to tribes.


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