wildlife

Michael Quinn

Wildlife biologists will be tracking elk at the Grand Canyon to figure out how to best manage the animals that were reintroduced to the region.

 

Tom Murray

Arizona deer and elk are fighting a deadly new insect-borne virus this monsoon season. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports.


Earth Notes: Southwestern River Otters

Jul 18, 2018
Dan Williams/New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

For millennia, southwestern rivers have harbored an array of native creatures—including a unique subspecies of river otter. These sleek mammals once frolicked in streams and beaver ponds, using impressive swimming skills to hunt fish, frogs, turtles, and occasionally even birds.


Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium

Summers like this one, the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico is a river without water. When it dries up, tiny fish become trapped in shrinking pools. But rescue missions are underway.  


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A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died.

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