Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (April 4th, 2013)

The background story of a recent rattlesnake myth about pigs eating rattlin' rattlers has surfaced.

A thought-provoking photo essay (of sorts) of trophy hunters and their quarry.

Marine researchers from OCEARCH video their efforts to tag and release an adult White Shark. And speaking of White Sharks, looks like they eat even more than we thought.

This is an ambitious smuggler: about 400 Ploughshare Tortoises are thought to remain in the wilds of Madagascar and this guy was caught at an airport with about 54 of them.

Looking for a good place to eat endangered turtles in Ontario? Come on in.

Check out this month's newsletter from Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

Here's the good news: that species of turtle isn't extinct. The bad news is that it never existed in the first place.

Too many dead sea turtles are washing up on shore...

Cool new genus name? Or coolest new genus name.

Want to know how to manage your southeastern US property for amphibians and reptiles? These guidelines are now free to download.

What do we know about nature and wildlife? It depends on when you ask: the benefits (and frustrations) of long-term research on wolves and moose.

In the wake of recent research, an excellent summary of some of the controversy surrounding feral cats and how we should view them, considering they eat lots of wildlife.

If someone had asked me to name the one thing about scientific knowledge that has changed the most since I grew up, I would have to say that it is probably the fact that now we are supposed to imagine dinosaurs with feathers. Here's a fascinating summary about what we know about the color of dinosaur feathers.

What's the best way to protect wild lions, trophy hunting or fenced-in-preserves? A summary of recent research.

Incredible video of a very bad decision made by a Red-tailed Hawk and a poignant reminder of how wild animals always live on the edge of death.

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam...In Germany?

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