wildlife

Chicago Zoological Society

State and federal wildlife managers are investigating the death of three endangered Mexican Gray Wolves found last month in Arizona.

Wikicommons

A new study released this month models what happen to the health of the planet when giant plants and animal vanish. It’s happened before—at the end of the last Ice Age when mammoths and enormous sloths died out. Humans likely played a part in that extinction and the researchers say Earth’s big animals today are headed for the same fate because of overhunting, habitat loss, climate change and other factors. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Northern Arizona University’s Andrew Abraham who was one of the authors of the study.


Arizona Game and Fish Department

A herd of Arizona elk shipped to West Virginia in 2018 for a restoration project has been hit hard by a brain worm disease. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 


NPS

Construction crews have started blasting hills at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona to clear space for a new border wall system.

Earth Notes: Owlflies

Feb 5, 2020
Wikimedia Commons/Charlie Jackson

Owlflies first appeared in the fossil record during the late Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago. They look like a cross between a butterfly and a dragonfly and are often mistaken for the latter.


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