Tag: Mammals

Deer captured on a trail camera in Wisconsin
January 24, 2023

Human activity leads to wildlife species overlap

Human disturbance is causing animals to use less space in less time. New research using trail cameras in Wisconsin reveals that when humans are around, wildlife species more often share...

kit fox
January 23, 2023

JWM: Texas kit fox populations appear healthy

The kit fox population living in the high elevation grasslands of the Trans-Pecos region of western Texas appears to be doing well. Texas Parks and Wildlife had noticed a decline...

pallas cat
January 19, 2023

Wild Cam: Mongolian wolves, marmots and a feral dog challenge

The wild montane regions of Mongolia are home to a diverse group of mammals, including ibex, one of the largest marmot species on the planet, furry Pallas’s cats and corsac...

blacck bear
January 13, 2023

Southwestern black bears are isolated on mountain ranges

Black bear populations in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico can be divided into several genetically distinct groups that haven’t mixed much for thousands of years. New research reveals that...

December 30, 2022

Wild Cam: Researchers find high mammal diversity in Sonora

Surveys in Sonora, Mexico have found high mammal diversity along waterways, including some washes that lead toward the border into the United States. Field conservationists with Cuenca Los Ojos, a...

September 14, 2022

USFWS proposed to list tricolored bats as endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing tricolored bats as federally endangered due to the widespread impact of the deadly white-nose syndrome. Tricolored bats (Perimyotis subflavus) are found...

August 31, 2022

How do martens and fishers share territory?

Martens and fishers may appear rather similar—almost interchangeable. Fishers are a little bigger than martens, but both furry mustelids are found in forest ecosystems and consume similar types of prey....

May 17, 2022

Wild Cam: Species shift active time in cities

For urban wildlife, adapting to city life means changing the times of day when they would usually be active in more natural settings. “In order for species to function within...

May 16, 2022

Wild Cam: Exploring the mammals of Equatorial Guinea

When most people think of mammals in Central Africa, the first thing that comes to mind are the massive charismatic species like elephants, giraffes, lions or hippos. But many wild...

April 18, 2022

JWM: GPS collar data can help researchers track wolf kills

Courtney Irvine had just spent 30 minutes digging up clumps of bison hair at a wolf kill site in Prince Alberta National Park in Saskatchewan when she heard the howls....