There comes a time when we all must make a leap into adulthood and for great gray owl chicks in Yellowstone National Park, the expression is taken quite literally! Practice-makes-perfect for the little owl chicks as they hesitantly practice flying from their nests only to scramble back up the tree to try again.
AP (Apr. 25, 2012) Veterinarians at Washington State University are raising nine tiny great horned owls whose nests have been destroyed. The baby owls are rarely seen by the public because adult owls make it difficult ... watch video
AP (Jan. 3, 2013) It's inventory time at the London Zoo as zoo managers began an annual census of its residents. From owls to otters, penguins to pythons, there are more than 17,500 creatures to count, and the final ... watch video
CBC (Dec. 27, 2012) A wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group in Delta, B.C., says it has seen a record number of hungry birds of prey coming through its facility this winter, and snowy owls in ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 6, 2015) The Palestine Wildlife Society celebrates National Bird Day by releasing two eagle owls in Bethlehem. Tara Cleary reports.
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National Geographic (Jan. 20, 2012) Two National Geographic filmmakers travel to Wyoming to document the busy beavers of Yellowstone National Park. From building dams to constructing canals, the filmmakers discover why these creatures ... watch video
May 26, 2016 Researchers are seeking to redesign concrete -- the most widely used human-made material in the world -- by following nature's blueprints. In a new paper, the team contrasts ... read more
May 26, 2016 Scientists using cryo-EM have broken through a technological barrier in visualizing proteins with an approach that may have an impact on drug discovery and development. The scientists have also ... read more
May 26, 2016 How white blood cells in our immune systems home in on and engulf bacterial invaders -- like humans following the scent of oven-fresh pizza -- has long been a mystery to scientists. But biologists ... read more
May 26, 2016 Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings ... read more
Sep. 29, 2015 Can owls and loggers get along? A recent study conducted in Primorye in the southern Russian Far East suggests it's not only possible, but essential for endangered Blakiston's fish owls to ... read more
Apr. 15, 2015 It’s not all bad for crow chicks who have to share their nest with an uninvited pushy guest such as a cuckoo youngster. For one, they can sit back and wait for food to arrive while the cuckoo chick ... read more
Aug. 15, 2012 A series of forest searches by dogs specially trained to sniff out northern spotted owl pellets -- the undigested bones, fur and other bits regurgitated by owls -- improved the probability of finding ... read more