Ever wonder how cats became evolved into household pets? Science may have the answer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine studied genetic changes in the mighty cat and recently published those findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Science reports on the study, noting that scientists found a minimum of 13 genes
Live Chat with Grevy’s Zebra Experts, 10/22/14 – 1pm PT / 4pm ET
Tune in on Wednesday, October 22 at 1 PM Pacific/4 PM Eastern for an African Wildlife Live Chat with Dr. Dan Rubenstein, a Grevy’s zebra expert.
Live Chat with Ecology Expert on Africa Wildlife Cams
Join us today – Friday, September 19th – at 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern for an Expert Live Chat with UC Santa Barbara Asst. Professor, Dr. Douglas McCauley and Francis Joyce on the African Wildlife Cams.
The Evolution and Adaptation on Seal Island
Mother Jones and Upworthy shared a story about the Puffin Project and specifically about the unfortunate fate of a Puffling in 2012. This sad story has a silver lining, helping the Audubon, bird and climate experts understand the adaptations of Puffins, Razorbills and other birds on Seal Island. The warming waters off Maine’s coast from climate change
Your Dog Used to Be an Ancient Gray Wolf
New DNA suggests that the first domesticated “dogs” were actually gray wolves tamed by European hunters and gatherers. Read more at NatGeo. See the taming of our wild great danes, who are learning to become life-long partners and service animals. Scarlot’s pups are now 6 weeks old and getting playfully rambunctious! (Photo source)