Tag: captivity

August 9, 2021

Even captive monarchs migrate south

Eastern monarch butterflies kept in captivity still migrate south when they’re released. That could be good news for butterfly-rearing hobbyists and classrooms that raise monarchs as a learning opportunity. Researchers...

November 16, 2020

Spending time with people makes wildlife lose their fear

Whether animals are domesticated, kept in captivity or urbanized, they all lose their fear of humans, which may have implications for their conservation, researchers found. “We knew overall that interactions...

June 26, 2019

Record number of Mexican wolf pups cross-fostered in wild

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 12 Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) pups were cross-fostered into the wild this year — the highest number ever in a single breeding...