Bats play a critical roll in the ecosystem on the island of Dominica, but with climate change expected to spawn more severe hurricanes, understanding how the bats in this region are impacted by such extreme storms will be important to future conservation efforts.
Do monogamous animals ever split up? Certainly, but a recent study on Canada geese offers some new insight into why it happens among this particular species.
Porcupines might not seem like the best study animal for a group of high school students. With roughly 30,000 quills on their back, the idea of handling them is enough to make even a seasoned researcher carefully weigh the logistics. But read how one wildlife ecologist gave hundreds of students an opportunity to conduct valuable research on the porcupines of the Sandhill Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, between 1996 and 2010.
Porcupines can live a long time — some up to 18 years. Yet it’s not always the carefree lifestyle one might assume given their prickly armor.
From birds, to bees, insect to mammals, plant pollination is serious work. Here are some of the other supporting species that make it happen.
Every parent wants to ensure their offspring are safe, but certain birds have taken this desire for safety to a whole new level. Read on to see how some birds have taken to literally living with predators as a way to protect their young.
With ocean plastics now present on a global scale, seabirds can ingest it almost anywhere and that's not where the issue stops.
When a radio-collared caribou went missing from a study population in Canada last December, researchers assumed it had died or been killed. Then when it showed up again just days after Christmas, new theories of just where the caribou had been started circulating.