Tag: fleas

March 20, 2020

Fleas drive kit foxes to bounce from den to den

Large numbers of fleas irritate kit foxes enough to drive them from den to den. The discovery could help researchers understand how the insects — which are projected to increase...

October 6, 2016

Endangered ferrets thrive in their ancestral home

This past September in Meeteetse, Wyoming, biologists panned spotlights over a moonlit prairie dog town. Each flash of emerald eyeshine marked a captive-bred ferret living wild in its ancestral home. “Once...