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Plague infects Yellowstone cougars

Cougars in the United States have been contracting the same bacteria that causes the disease that killed a number of the people throughout the world in the mid-14th century, the bubonic plague. Researchers studying cougars

Dana Kobilinsky

What puts detection dogs on the wrong scent?

Detection dogs are becoming more prevalent as a technique for wildlife biologists. Their noses sniff out scat that can provide clues to wildlife presence and movement. But they’re not always so accurate. Sometimes, between 4 to 45 percent of the time, the dogs’ findings are for nontarget