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A cougar's epic journey east

A male cougar in search of a mate traveled more than 1,500 miles from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Connecticut, leaving a trail of clues that enabled scientists to verify his odyssey.

dateMay 30, 2016 in Ecology
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Killer whales feast on salmon in summer

Salmon are the primary summer food source for an endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, according to an analysis of fish DNA in killer whale poop published Jan. 6, 2016 in the open-access journal ...

dateJan 06, 2016 in Ecology
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Beagle's nose predicts few US polar bear cubs

A specially trained beagle's smell test for polar bear pregnancies predicts there will be few new cubs for U.S. zoos this year—although a romantic trip to Pittsburgh apparently turned out well for a female bear in San Diego.

dateNov 19, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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