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Durham-Chapel Hill residents think they’ve seen a mountain lion

Wildlife News
4 December 2016


Some folks in neighborhoods along N.C. 54 on the Chapel Hill-Durham border think they’ve seen a cougar.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM

Read More: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article118515393.html



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Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis: Research challenges traditional views in insect evol

Wildlife News1 December 2016


Female orchid mantis adults mimic the appearance of flowers due to their ancestors’ association with flowers to capitalize on an easy source of food, pollinating insects, researchers have discovered.
SCIENCEDAILY.COM

Read More: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161201114800.htm



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Natural nomads, leatherback turtles opt to stay in place

Wildlife News2 December 2016


Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But a naturalist and his colleagues have discovered an area along the Mozambique coast that the turtles have made their ….
SCIENCEDAILY.COM

Read More: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161202152919.htm



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Reel Big: 112-Pound Catfish Caught in North Carolina

Wildlife News2 December 2016


A gigantic, 112-lb. (50 kilograms) catfish was reeled in by a North Carolina man the day before Thanksgiving, according to local news reports.
LIVESCIENCE.COM

Read More: http://www.livescience.com/57082-giant-catfish-caught-in-north-carolina.html



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Model explains barred owls’ domination over northern spotted owls

Wildlife News1 December 2016


Barred owls – unrivaled nocturnal predators and procurators – are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They’re encroaching on northern spotted owl territories and outcompeting this …
SCIENCEDAILY.COM

Read More: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161201120017.htm



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Tropical Storm Hermine, Hurricane Matthew damaged bald eagle nests, DNR says

Wildlife News2 December 2016


St. Simons Island: As bald eagle pairs return to their nests along Georgia’s coast, they may find some on the ground from the winds of Tropical Storm Hermine or Hurricane Matthew, but that doesn’t concern the state biologists who keep tabs on them.

Read More: http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-12-02/tropical-storm-hermine-hurricane-matthew-damaged-bald-eagle-nests-dnr-says



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Berlin vs Munich: whose newborn polar bear is cuter?

Wildlife News2 December 2016


Both city zoos welcomed baby polar bears into the world in November, with Berlin zoo its releasing first photos on Friday. But which one is more adorable?
TEHELOCAL.DE

Read More: http://www.thelocal.de/20161202/berlin-vs-munich-whose-baby-polar-bear-is-cuter-zoo



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Rare burrowing owl found dead in West Berkeley Park

Wildlife News2 December 2016


A rare burrowing owl was found dead recently at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, raising some concern in the community.
Berkeleyside

Read More: http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/12/02/rare-burrowing-owl-found-dead-in-west-berkeley-park/



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