With humans sending probes to explore Mars and the sun, one might think we’ve already explored the full extent of our own planet. But scientists say we’ve only begun to find and describe the riches here on Earth. “I think most people believe that we know most species on Earth … but in the best-case […]
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Should the Spotted Skunk be Listed as Endangered?
Take a moment to watch this adorable video of the spotted skunk. It does handstands to exaggerate its size and show off its markings. But the spotted skunk is in danger. Like so many animals, spotted skunks are suffering as humans warm the planet and destroy their ecosystems. According to Smithsonian Magazine, scientists have identified […]
Pepé Le New: Meet the acrobatic spotted skunks of North America
The familiar striped skunk of North America (think of the cartoon Pepé Le Pew) has a lesser-known cousin: the spotted skunk. These polka-dotted relatives are smaller, about the size of a fat squirrel, and do impressive handstands to warn predators before they launch their stinky spray. And now, this skunk group has a few more […]