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Spencer Wesche (left) waits to record data as MacKenzie Mullin measures the diameter of a white cedar on the Fond du Lac Reservation recently. The two are involved in a study to determine what food is available for elk if the species is reintroduced into Carlton and southern St. Louis counties. Steve Kuchera /
Researchers finding ample elk habitat in areas near Duluth
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A pair of animal lovers get up close and personal with a giraffe during a private tour at Safari West in Santa Rosa. (Safari West)
Travel: Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure
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August 18, 2017
A clouded leopard at the Nashville Zoo, where the public will watch the animals for reactions to the eclipse. Veterinarian Woc Colburn thinks some animals such as lemurs, clouded leopards and kangaroos may begin to exhibit nighttime habits when totality hits, whether that's waking up, going to sleep or lining up for a feeding. MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Nashville Zoo.
During the solar eclipse, animals will be confused
August 18, 2017 - 1:52pm
August 16, 2017
Hot Shot Kid, ridden by Alex Canchari, runs for first in the $50,000 Victor S. Myers Stakes on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The race was for 3-year old Minnesota-bred colts and geldings.  (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Horse breeding in Minnesota is a high-risk, high-reward business
August 16, 2017 - 3:30pm
August 15, 2017
Pet of the Week for Aug. 15, 2017
August 15, 2017 - 6:04am
August 9, 2017
According to a recent study, U.S. cats' and dogs' consumption of meat and other animal products is a big climate cost. (Kevin Tanaka/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Scientists tally the environmental impact of feeding meat to our cats and dogs. It's huge
August 9, 2017 - 11:30am
August 8, 2017
Pets of the Week for Aug. 8, 2017
August 8, 2017 - 12:07am
August 4, 2017
Sam Cook column: Pup tent: On the trail with the yellow dog
August 4, 2017 - 10:03am
August 3, 2017
Granite Park Chalet in Glacier National Park, as seen in the 1980s. Photo by Bert Gildart.
The true story of 2 fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife
August 3, 2017 - 11:03am
August 2, 2017
Conservation groups say the 2018 farm bill now developing in Washington is critical for bird conservation, including efforts to bolster golden-winged warblers in Northland forests. (
U.S. bird report shows progress
August 2, 2017 - 6:04pm
August 1, 2017
A gray wolf moves through forested country in winter. (2012 file / National Park Service)
Appeals court backs wolves' endangered status
August 1, 2017 - 5:20pm
Chisholm woman severely injured by her dog
August 1, 2017 - 3:17pm
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Pets of the Week for Aug. 1, 2017
August 1, 2017 - 12:00am
July 25, 2017
A Painted Lady butterfly sits on a cone flower. (file / News Tribune)
Butterfly exhibit opens at Lake Superior Zoo
July 25, 2017 - 7:11pm
Pets of the Week for July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017 - 7:35am