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With fewer animals to spread their seeds, plants could have trouble...

Evan Fricke, Rice University; Alejandro Ordonez, Aarhus University; Haldre Rogers, Iowa State University, and Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University Picture...

Africa’s 2 elephant species are both endangered, due to poaching and...

George Wittemyer, Colorado State University CC BY-ND Humans have been over-exploiting African elephants for centuries....

The neural cruelty of captivity: Keeping large mammals in zoos and...

Bob Jacobs, Colorado College Hanako, a female Asian elephant, lived in a tiny concrete enclosure at Japan’s Inokashira Park Zoo for more than 60 years,...

What the grieving mother orca tells us about how animals experience...

Jessica Pierce, University of Colorado Denver For many weeks, news of a mother orca carrying her dead infant through the icy waters of the Salish...

What elephants’ unique brain structures suggest about their mental abilities

Bob Jacobs, Colorado College Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many engaging...

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Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of...