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Wildlife Wednesday: loons are suffering as water clarity diminishes

Plus: the elephant seal that keeps coming back, the fox that solved an infection mystery, and the hypersexual zombie cicadas about to emerge from the ground

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Wildlife Wednesday: belugas can change the shape of their melons to communicate

Plus even more whale news: grey whale die off declared over, using forensics to investigate humpbacks, a new species of orca, and a sad spate of right whale calf deaths 

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Wildlife Wednesday: bald eagles are nesting in Toronto for the first time in history

Plus: sturgeon-a-surgin’ in the Great Lakes, caribou -a-boomin’ on Baffin Island, orca for days in the open ocean, and “horrific” animal poison banned in Canada

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Wildlife Wednesday: could traffic control for whales help prevent ship strikes?

Plus: bowhead whales spending more time in Arctic waters, Toronto Zoo’s newborn white rhino calf gets a name, bird brains are put to the test, and the pesky leafhopper that could help shed light on climate change

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Wildlife Wednesday: how sea otters are helping save marshes, one crab dinner at a time

Plus: blue and fin whales are mating ‘with porpoise,’ B.C. Court ruling finds an environment minister’s statement is ‘for the birds,’ hungry crustaceans chow down on live jellyfish, and why pigs wearing clothes is not the cute story you think it is

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Wildlife Wednesday: Northern map turtles “breathe” through their skin to survive winter ice

Plus: caribou on camera in Wapusk National Park, black bears take over Yellowknife and large-taloned bird ancestry revealed

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Wildlife Wednesday: Washington cougar boldly swims where no cougar has swam before

Plus: Honey bees love a puzzle and the efforts to save bison in Saskatoon, caribou in Jasper and spotted owls in B.C.

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Wildlife Wednesday: do trees really use underground networks of fungi to talk?

Plus: Orca missing out on the fattiest fish, the happy decline of humpback whale song, the 3,000-year-old caribou calving grounds and B.C.’s crabby green-shelled army

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Wildlife Wednesday: The ancient pre-primates that once roamed Canada’s Arctic

Plus: Alaskan wolves are getting a taste for sea otter, right whale-friendly lobster traps are hitting the market, AI is helping the fight against invasive phragmites, and First Nations discuss caribou protection

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The (re)naming of caribou

The failure to recognize distinct species and subspecies of caribou is hampering efforts to conserve them. So, I revised their taxonomy.

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Survival in the suburbs: Karsten Wall on the magnificence of the modern Canadian goose

Director and writer of the documentary Modern Goose shares his insights into the lifestyle of an average Canadian goose living in our country’s suburbs

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The naturalist and the wonderful, lovable, very bold jay

Canada jays thrive in the cold. The life’s work of one biologist gives us clues as to how they’ll fare in a hotter world. 

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Wildlife Wednesday: can the mighty muskox survive its greatest test yet?

Plus: a sea lion and an octopus fight to the death, new luminescence discovered in sea cucumbers, volcanic winters may have caused dinosaur extinction, and the white bison gene is revealed.

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Our fascination with mammoths 

How the legacy of these woolly giants persists in pop culture, storytelling, ecology and even the controversial idea of de-extinction

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After burn: The new face of fire puts wildlife on the hot seat

How Canada’s wildlife is struggling to cope with the human-induced forcings of climate change

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Opoyastin: Wolves of the big wind

At a fly-in wilderness lodge on Hudson Bay, guests immerse themselves in a rarely studied wolf pack

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Wildlife Wednesday: do octopuses dream of underwater sheep?

Plus: Hvaldamir the spy whale, White Gladis the vengeful orca, the sparrows that switch part of their brain off, and the decayed giant washed up on P.E.I.

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Bioacoustics: What nature’s sounds can tell us about the health of our world

Recording the soundscapes of our ecosystems is a burgeoning field that allows researchers to better decode what the Earth is saying. But are we listening?  

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Unravelling the genetic secrets of an ice age relic

The deepwater sculpin thrives in deep lakes and cold temperatures. Researchers are now sequencing its genome to unravel the genetic secrets of this iconic Canadian fish

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Wildlife Wednesday: can frozen “yogurt” save the little brown bat?

Plus: new K-pod whale is confirmed as female, black lynx identified for first time, goats winning the battle against sheep and the secrets of turtle hibernation are revealed

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No bats, no chocolate — plus five more reasons you should love bats

From contributing to the production of chocolate to regulating mosquito populations, bats are important animals that play a significant role in the world’s ecosystems

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In graphic detail: What’s on the menu for killer whales?

From herring to narwhal to seal, killer whale diets vary across the North Atlantic

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Wildlife Wednesday: B.C. big tree hunter finds “Canada’s most impressive tree”

Plus: wild pigs crossing into N.W.T, AI listening to bee buzz, bowhead whales breaking pregnancy records, and horseshoe crabs paying price for medicinal blood

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Wildlife Wednesday: Baby bobcat rescued in Nova Scotia cold, wet, but alive

Plus: Mapping North America’s sea ducks, collecting Yukon’s mosquitos, celebrating Newfoundland’s pine marten success and a rebound for Antarctica’s fin whales

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Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Humans and bears are sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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Wildlife Wednesday: Perfectly preserved baby mammoth found in the Yukon

Plus: Colossal tree discovery in B.C., hope for Quebec’s musical frogs, what we can learn from ancient West Coast fish bones and Newfoundland’s Buddy Wasisname immortalized as ancient fossil!

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Would you trust a groundhog?

Celebrating Groundhog Day with wildlife expert Michael Runtz

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Wolves exhibition opens at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Wolves! Shape-shifters in a Changing World unpacks the complex social lives of wolves through culture and science alongside stunning images by photographer Michelle Valberg 

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Wildlife Wednesday: Burgeoning hope for Alberta’s burrowing owls

Plus: skydiving salamanders, Canada’s returning monarch, orca blubber insights, and the woodpecker-wasp conservation dream team. 

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Wildlife Wednesday: study finds California sea lions are getting bigger

Plus: juvenile salmon migration timing is changing, candy-striped spiders are catching big prey and $500,000 worth of baby eels seized in Enfield, N.S.

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Wildlife Wednesday: Toronto Animal Services overwhelmed by distemper outbreak among raccoons

Plus: hybrid birds, a new study on tiger sharks, the importance of parks and octopuses that throw

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Wildlife Wednesday: SOS! Save our spirit bears!

Plus: muscle re-growing beetles, hitchhiking black widows, root farming pocket gophers and a 40th chick for the world’s oldest common loon

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Announcing the winners of the 2022 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year competition

Canadian Geographic is pleased to honour 14 photographers for their outstanding images of Canadian wildlife

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Wildlife Wednesday: the titanic ants that once roamed prehistoric B.C.

Plus: bald eagles take to farms, a wayward puffin shows up in New Brunswick, new study finds not all orca hunt the same, and a new approach to hatching salmon

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Q&A: The masterminds behind the first grizzly rewilding program

CBC Gem documentary “Grizzly Rewild” follows five grizzlies raised in captivity as they’re reintroduced to a world without walls

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Working towards a wild pollinator strategy for Canada

As wild pollinator populations continue to decline, researchers are working to develop a vision for Canada’s pollinator protection

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Giving Bambi the boot

Our love of deer runs deep. But as their numbers surge and damage mounts, it may be time for a reckoning.

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Announcing the winners of the 2023 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year competition

Canadian Geographic is pleased to honour 15 photographers for their outstanding images of Canadian wildlife

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11 fun lagomorph facts for Lunar New Year

It’s the Year of the Rabbit! Here are Can Geo’s favourite facts on the taxonomic order that houses rabbits, hares and pikas 

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Award-winning photos capture doomed salamanders in Algonquin Park

Otherworldly shots captured by science and conservation photojournalist Samantha Stephens show spotted salamanders trapped by carnivorous northern pitcher plants

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Muskoxen: the tundra’s ultimate survivors

Muskoxen have roamed the tundra for millennia, but today these woolly beasts are facing a number of very modern threats to their existence 

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10 things you didn’t know about moths

An insect of many talents, here’s why moths are one of the world’s most underrated animals

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Wildlife Wednesday: The land-to-sea evolution of the whale eye

Plus: the ins-and-outs of a Vancouver zoo wolf break-out, caribou conservation controversy in Quebec, more marmots on Vancouver Island and the tick-busting pine needle discovered in Nova Scotia

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Wildlife Wednesday: Toronto Zoo animals threatened by wildlife smoke

Plus: Rapidly evolving cod, surprise science, two new bird monitoring stations and how to protect clams against extreme heat 

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A labour of love: Using photo-identification to track Pacific white-sided dolphins

“What are they doing and why are they here and what’s their story?”

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Wildlife Wednesday: how bees are helping to solve elephant-human conflict in Africa

Plus: cross-border salmon tension, a clue in the eastern wolf debate, the role of weather in bison migration and evidence a near-mythical wolf once roamed Canada

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Wildlife Wednesday: mammoth meatballs and Tyrannosaurus lips!

Plus: the true history of horses in North America, herring spawning in new waters, and how to protect road-crossing salamanders 

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Wildlife Wednesday: baby boom sparks hope for North Atlantic right whale

Plus: the geese freed after days frozen in icy blocks, the B.C. sea sponges with COVID-blocking superpowers, the bald eagle saved by groundbreaking surgery, and the danger migrating beavers pose to the North

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Wildlife Wednesday: Costa’s hummingbird found livin’ on a Prairie

Plus: the extinct mega-herbivore that once shaped kelp forests, the rare fern fueling a Cape Breton golf course controversy, the great gray owl’s hunting skills revealed, and the continuing crash of Canada’s fish stocks despite investment.

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Wildlife Wednesday: what’s happening to Nechako River’s giant sturgeon?

Plus: polar bears lacking fat, lady beetles invading Quebec, rockfish conservation takes a hit and floating islands could clean feedlot runoff

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