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Hog Island Osprey Chick Lost to Owl Predation

In sad news from Audubon’s Hog Island Osprey Nest, one of Rachel and Steve’s chicks was taken from the nest last night by a Great Horned Owl. The owl snuck in little after 1am ET, snatching the sleeping chick as osprey mom Rachel tried to defend her home with wings, talons, and warning calls.

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Meet Zabu & Cameron!

If you have tuned into the Vacation Rotation cam lately, you have probably noticed an odd couple of cats lurking around the enclosure. Meet Zabu, the white tiger, and Cameron, the lion! We know what you are thinking, how is it that a tiger and a lion are coexisting in the same enclosure? Well, before

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WCC’s Courage Litter Puppies Officially Named

By Beth Bourgeois of Warrior Canine Connection Up until now, the eight puppies of Warrior Canine Connection’s Courage Litter — born in late January — have been known by the color of their ribbon collars. Not anymore! In keeping with WCC’s tradition of naming its puppies after U.S. Service Members and Veterans who have sacrificed so

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Live Chat with Mpala & Adam Ferguson!

Mark your calendars! Mpala will be hosting a live chat with Adam Ferguson this Thursday, March 23rd, at 10 am PST!    Adam Ferguson is an evolutionary ecologist interested in the natural history, conservation, and disease of small carnivores (members of the order Carnivora < 15 kg). He is currently the head of head of the Laikipia Rabies

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Brown Bears: Spring Emergence

By Mike Fitz After a long winter, Katmai rouses in March and April. Daylight lengthens as the sun creeps progressively higher in the sky. Thaw weakens ice on ponds, lakes, and rivers. Flower buds open on willows, monopolizing the attention of queen bumblebees. Migratory songbirds begin to arrive and hibernating animals stir in their dens.

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