Study: Docile Raccoons are Trash Can Criminal Masterminds

Study: Docile Raccoons are Trash Can Criminal Masterminds

Researchers have assessed the habituation, learning and cognitive flexibility of a wild population of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Wyoming, the United States. Raccoons are medium-sized carnivores that demonstrate incredible success in novel and urban environments yet have been understudied within the fields of animal behavior and cognition. Their native range in North America is currently […]

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USDA Dropping Fish-Flavored Vaccines From the Sky to Stop Spread of Rabies in Raccoons

USDA Dropping Fish-Flavored Vaccines From the Sky to Stop Spread of Rabies in Raccoons

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun its annual oral rabies vaccination distribution project to help prevent the spread of rabies in raccoons. However, this year they’re doing things a little differently. The project will focus on the spread of rabies in raccoons in the eastern United States, according to the USDA. This year, the […]

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To win island-wide conservation, Indonesia’s Talaud bear cuscus needs to win hearts

To win island-wide conservation, Indonesia’s Talaud bear cuscus needs to win hearts

In northern Indonesia dwells a shy and overlooked species: the Talaud bear cuscus. Critically endangered and found on only a few small islands, the marsupial faces a decline due to hunting and habitat loss. Conservation group Progres Sulawesi is spearheading a community-based program to protect this little-known species across the island of Salibabu, which it […]

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Every year in Virginia, barbaric “killing contests” take place, and they are nothing but tragic and frightening

Every year in Virginia, barbaric “killing contests” take place, and they are nothing but tragic and frightening

While dogfighting and cockfighting are no longer legal in the United States, numerous animal species, such as bobcats, coyotes, crows, foxes, marmots, mountain lions, prairie dogs, rabbits, and raccoons, are nonetheless endangered. Every year, barbaric “Killing contests” take place, and they are nothing but tragic and distressing. They’re essentially competitions to see who can spill […]

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