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Camera traps bring you closer to the secretive natural world and are an important conservation tool to study wildlife. This week we’re meeting the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world: the Tasmanian devil. Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) used to live in Australia but now they can only be found in the island state of Tasmania,
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The bird world is embroiled in debate about whether to rename McCown’s Longspur, a grassland bird that bears the name of a Confederate general—an ornithological outgrowth of a national movement to remove monuments to defenders of slavery. Photo: Agami Photo Agency/Alamy In 1851, John P. McCown, an amateur ornithologist and army officer stationed in Texas,
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White-throated Sparrow. Photo: Scott M. Ramsay Male White-throated Sparrows usually whistle a simple yet elegant tune: Oh sweet Canada Canada Canada. But that’s not the song biologist Ken Otter has heard the local sparrows singing since 2000. Instead of the thin whistle typically ending in three syllables, male sparrows in Prince George, British Columbia, sang songs
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Illustration: Joe Ciardiello Who’s Kenn? Simply put, Kenn is a national treasure. A renowned birder, author, and conservationist, Kenn Kaufman has spent his life dedicated to observing birds, reading about birds, writing about birds, and sharing the world of birds with others. With all that birdy knowledge in his brain, he also acts as the field editor for Audubon magazine. So, whenever we
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From widescreen high-definition wildlife documentaries to food brands, royal crests, sporting teams and Disney movies, the lion is one of the most appropriated and revered animals on the planet. But this reverence sits in contrast to the falling numbers of the living, breathing muscular cats inAfrica. In recent years, scientists have discovered a major problem
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