Category: TWS Wildlife News

January 8, 2015

Parasite Treatment in Buffalo Could Help Spread of TB

A helicopter flew close to the ground in Krueger National Park, South Africa, executing a series of aerial acrobatics in order to steer the herd of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)...

Golden-winged warblers
January 7, 2015

Fleeing Birds Sense Distant Tornadoes

Hold on to your ruby red slippers, Dorothy. Mother Nature may have her own tornado-warning system. Just days before a series of tornadoes hit the Central and Southern United States...

January 7, 2015

White-Nose Syndrome Better Explained

Researchers have confirmed the way a lethal fungal disease has laid waste to huge populations of North American bats. “This model is exciting for us, because we now have a...

Fanged Frog
January 6, 2015

Asian Fanged Frog Gives Birth to Tadpoles

On Sulawesi, an island in central Indonesia, Jim McGuire searched for Limnonectes larvaepartus, a small species of fanged frog with a unique strategy for reproduction. McGuire, a herpetologist with the...

January 2, 2015

Snowy Owls Returning, Research Continues

During the winter of 2013-14, scientists and the public throughout the eastern states were amazed – and often delighted – by an almost unprecedented influx of snowy owls. Snowy owls...

Island night lizard
January 2, 2015

2014 Roundup — Six Important ESA Listings

The bird with the world’s longest known migration route, a tiny minnow that inhabits Texan rivers, and the wolves that once roamed over wide stretches of the continent are among...

Columbian White Tailed Deer
December 27, 2014

Study Finds Feral Cats Likely Driving Disease Among Deer

Free-roaming domestic cats (Felis catus) are widely understood to have substantial negative impacts on wildlife. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists cats among the world’s worst...

Flying lizard
December 24, 2014

Flying Dragons Hide Behind the Colors of Christmas

Flying dragons in Borneo adopt Christmas colors to mimic the red and green hues of falling leaves in an effort to hide from predatory birds, according to new research. But...

Fire ants
December 24, 2014

Feisty Fire Ants Could Cause “Invasional Meltdown”

Feisty invasive fire ants known for their painful bite could be helping the spread of invasive plant species in the parts of the North American Northeast in what some scientists...

Health and Disease
December 22, 2014

From Wildlife to Livestock — and Vice Versa

From the winter issue of The Wildlife Professional. An open-access article written in collaboration with the Wildlife Disease Association — a premier partner of The Wildlife Society. DISEASE TRANSMISSION CREATES...