The Wild Nature Institute Conducts Scientific Research on At-Risk Wildlife Species and Their Habitats, Advocates for Their Protection, and Educates the Public About the Need to Preserve Wild Nature. The Wild Nature Institute's scientists conduct original primary field research, analyze existing available data, and synthesize scientific literature.

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Bush-encroaching sickle bush is preferred food of giraffes

A native bush-encroaching shrub species called Sickle Bush (Dichrostachys cinerea) is disliked by livestock keepers and rangeland managers, but loved as forage by wild giraffes, according to research published this week in ...

Leaving by staying: Dispersal decisions of young giraffes

Dispersal, the process where animals reaching sexual maturity move away from family, is important for maintaining genetic diversity and is key to the long-term persistence of natural populations. For most animals, this involves ...

Spotted owls benefit from forest fires

This week, as some of the largest wildfires in decades continue to burn across U.S. western states, a group of pro-logging scientists and activists reignited the debate about spotted owls and wildfires by publishing a comment ...

Researchers work to find the giraffe in the bushes

Giraffe are the tallest animal on earth, so naturally scientists have turned to big data solutions for giraffe conservation. Researchers from the Penn State and Wild Nature Institute are conducting one of the biggest large ...

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