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Swimming-Animal Videos: Why Does Wildlife End Up in Pools?

Why do bears, moose, deer and other wildlife venture into our backyards and take a dip?

November 17, 2013: Horse-Riding Across Asia, Roadtripping America With a Canine Copilot and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson, as we ride 6,000 miles across Central Asia, collect chicken feces to protect bees from wasps, cycle across Iceland, ponder the moose’s plight, and drive to every state with a canine copilot.

Minnesota Zoo’s Moose Get Waterbeds for Thermoregulatory Study

The Minnesota Zoo is known for its innovative exhibits, which include some of the best displays of temperate and subarctic fauna anywhere in the world. Recently, the Zoo has borrowed some husbandry techniques from the livestock industry to help care for moose, a species so hard to manage in captivity that very few zoological institutions…

“Gilly” the Moose Calf– Video Gone Viral

“Gilly” the Moose Calf  (click on link to see video) Our first orphaned moose calf of the season has received quite a bit of acclaim and a lot of attention from our animal care interns. Erin Leighton from Houston, Texas filmed this segment. The link above takes you to a You Tube video featuring this…

Mamma Moose & Jack

One of the emerging disciplines in veterinary science and medicine is the study of the human-animal bond. As defined on the website of Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, “The Human-Animal Bond is the dynamic relationship between people and animals in that each influences the psychological and physiological state of the other.”  A field that was once centered on…

Road Deaths May Be the No. 1 Threat to U.S. Wildlife

Millions of animals are killed on U.S. roads every week — more than hunting and lab testing combined. What can be done about it?

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Turns 50

By Jordan Schaul Today is the 50th anniversary of the largest, most remote and perhaps, most rustic protected wilderness area in the United States. Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the most well known refuge in the system, turns 50 on January 6 with celebrations throughout central and south central Alaska. A bull caribou in…