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Federal government should manage Alberta’s threatened caribou: letter

Several Indigenous and environmental groups have asked the federal government to step in and protect some endangered caribou herds on provincial land in Alberta.

In a letter to federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, the coalition said Alberta hasn’t met Ottawa’s deadline for coming up with a plan to save five threatened herds in the northeastern part of the province heavily impacted by forestry and oilsands development. 392 more words

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White-tailed Deer Scent-Marking

Scent-marking plays an important communication role in the animal world. A variety of species use glandular secretions to convey (for some distance) messages. From beavers spreading castoreum on scent mounds to fishers leaving their scent every time their hind feet touch the ground, the woods are alive with messages often undetected by most humans. 306 more words

Kenyon Kritters: Dear Deer

Warning: The following is semi-educational and not recommended for the purposes of actual guidance. My colleague, Deeridre, is not a certified advice columnist, nor is her advice very applicable to modern college life, but she certainly puts our silly student problems in perspective. 1,290 more words


The Noguchi Museum, the Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Goat Days of Summer

Every first Friday is free admission at the Noguchi Museum in Astoria, Queens, so last week I took my three kids with me to wander around. 1,085 more words


Be careful out there. Elk rutting season is upon us.

The annual elk rut is nearly upon us and residents and visitors are being warned to exercise caution as bulls begin to act more aggressively. 283 more words

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Three-month-old Fawns Soon To Lose Spots

By the end of August, White-tailed Deer fawns are about three months old. Their mother weans them between two and four months of age and during this time they molt, losing their white spots. 13 more words

Of ‘Giant Horned Bunnies’ and Perplexing Phylogeny

Originally posted at Bizarre Zoology on March 27, 2016

This is probably the article from my prior work of which I am most proud.

Phylogeny, which can defined as the study of the evolutionary history and relationships amongst the animal kingdom, is one of the branches of zoological research which most captivates me with its complex and often unexpected nature. 4,448 more words