2016—Year of the Cat?

The Alien Next Door

In fact, the cat has had a complicated history with humanity since it first stepped into some Natufian’s rice granary and slammed its paw on a mouse. The domestic cat has evolved from wild hunter to opportunist predator and as partner alongside humanity as companion and symbol.

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Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Two brothers climbed up to a nest site in 1908, lifted a nestling out, and gave it a dead mouse (extreme baiting?). Their names echo musically in my brain (and challenge my typing skills) as I look at photos fuzzy and sharp, and read tales of habitat encroachment, avian disease, and hunting. Fuller’s astonishment at locating this “grail of extinct-bird photograph hunters” is contagious.

ORPHANED OTTER IS AN AMBASSADOR FOR CONSERVATION IN THE CONGO

Green (Living) Review

Due to commercial hunting for meat and fur, the Congo Clawless Otter population numbers has undergone severe decline. The message simply read, A hunter brought a dead female Congo Clawless Otter from the forest today.

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