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World Ranger Day: A Q&A with Mauricio Chacon Hernandez

World Ranger Day: A Q&A with Mauricio Chacon Hernandez

Since January 2005, Mauricio Chacon Hernandez has been working in Karukinka Natural Park, a private nature reserve operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society located in the Chilean portion of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. He began as a wildlife ranger and now leads ...

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Gorilla Fact Sheet

Gorilla Fact Sheet

  Gorilla: the largest great ape. Kingdom: | Animalia Class: | Mammalia Order: | Primates Family: | Hominidae Subfamily: | Homininae Genus: | Gorilla The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringer) and the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). The eastern ...

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How The Fate of the Tiger Is in Human Hands

How The Fate of the Tiger Is in Human Hands

By marvelous fortuity or perhaps especially clever planning, International Tiger Day and World Ranger Day are two days apart on the calendar. On July 29th, the world pauses (one hopes!) to reflect on the magnificence of Asia’s great cat and remind ourselves that its fate ...

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Wild Turkey Fact Sheet

Wild Turkey Fact Sheet

Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo): an upland ground bird native to North America. Kingdom: | Animalia Class: | Aves Order: | Galliformes Family: | Phasianidae Subfamily: | Meleagridinae Genus: | Meleagris Species: | Meleagris gallopavo There are five subspecies of North American wild turkeys: Eastern, Osceola, ...

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Coming Soon to NATURE: Season of the Osprey

Premieres Wednesday, October 27 at 8 pm (check local listings) Birds of prey exist in myriad shapes and sizes. Scores of eagles, hundreds of hawks and countless kites and falcons have all adapted form and behavior to fit diverse habitats. But in all the world, ...

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Puffin Fact Sheet

Puffin Fact Sheet

Puffins: small seabirds that belong in the genus Fratercula. Kingdom: | Animalia Class: | Aves Order: | Charadriiformes Family: | Alcidae Genus: | Fratercula There are three species of puffins: the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), the tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), and the horned puffin (Fratercula ...

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