Goose from Greenland has many Brooklyn fans, but Canada geese not among them

Barnacle Goose

A Barnacle goose that somehow migrated from Greenland onto the wrong continent is beloved by Brooklyn birders, but shunned by Canada geese.

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Goose from Greenland hangs out in Brooklyn

pretty barnacle goose among plain canadiennes. Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae Branta leucopsis Barnacle Goose

A rare Barnacle goose from Greeland is trying to blend in with a flock of plain Canada geese in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. As if he wasn’t on the wrong side of the Atlantic, much smaller and much fancier.

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Toronto snubs "Raccoon Capital of the World" title

raccoon looms large on the Toronto skyline

A “Nature” documentary salutes Toronto’s high density of urban wildlife, but tourism officials want to hide their light under a bushel.

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Yale report: not enough data to believe Japan’s radioactive water dump is safe

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Japan isn’t releasing enough information on radioactive compounds and levels to know if sea life is safe. Past nuclear dumps have lead to mass die-offs.

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Russians will send you a tame fox puppy for $4k–or $7k if they handle the paperwork

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For $7,000, a company will get you a tame fox, product of a famous Russian breeding experiment into domesticating animals. You can get one directly for $4,000, but you have to manage all the exotic animal licenses.

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Buy your own pet fox puppy–and help save an important experiment

Tame fox pups for sale from Sibfox

For about $3,700 you can buy a tame fox puppy from Russia. You’d support important research on domestication and save the pup from a fur farm.

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Putin’s new pet (project): an endangered snow leopard

Vladmir Putin watches a captured snow leopard

Vladmir Putin has a new pet project, the endangered snow leopard. He got to meet one that was captured for study and showed injuries from poaching.

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Foxes pushing boundaries, both as pets, giant pets, hunting targets

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Fox in news: as pets? cryptid? giant beasts? pushing Navy off island? Euro hunter disputes

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Woolly mammoths comeback in 5 years; FL monkeys decline

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Japan to clone woolly mammoths soon. FL monkey colony down to 20 animals. Porcupine class in WI. Why Mexican wolves get crappy “experimental, non-essential” label

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India has nearly half the world’s tigers

Bengal Tiger by ucumari

Russia is a strong tiger supporter, but India has nearly half of the endangered cats and promotes tiger tourism at a growing number of reserves.

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