The term “bird brain” is going out of fashion as biologists come to understand that birds are actually quite smart and competent. Now scientists in Barbados say that, in many respects, urban birds are smarter than rural birds.
Like so many others, he came to Los Angeles in search of acceptance, a little place in Malibu, and the occasional deer. Ironically, he found fame only when he left the city, but even then, his itinerate nature was celebrated worldwide through a series of blurry selfies posted to social media.
Whether they’re howling at fire engines or hanging out in bars, coyotes have become a part of urban life. But a new study of LA coyotes by the National Park System has confirmed something that Angelenos have suspected for years: Coyotes aren’t just sauntering down our streets on their way to the local park. They…
The story is really all there in the headline, but it's one of those stories that, it seems, can only happen in LA.
It's always sad when a beloved family pet becomes dinner for local wildlife, but is trapping and killing wildlife the answer? One Southern California community thinks so.
Squirrels are among the most recognizable, easy to find kinds of urban wildlife. And, as it turns out, they're watching us.
Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes are a common sight in the forests and hiking trails in Southern California, so it was no surprise that a group of mountain bikers - who were also National Park Service volunteers - came across a pair of the rattlers last week. They were, however, treated to a unique bit of snake behavior.
Raccoons have a bad reputation. They eat our trash. They give us rabies. They raid our crops. They invade our attics. But, c'mon. They're also amazing. Here are all the reasons why raccoons deserve our attention — if not always our respect.
Raccoons, Procyon lotor, confused scientists for a really long time.
Because donuts solve all problems.
Joke all you want about chickens crossing roads, but highways really do pose a danger to wildlife. A bear cub learned that recently when it found itself a bit too close to oncoming traffic. Luckily, mom was nearby.
Last month we brought you the story of how P-22, the resident mountain lion mascot in LA's Griffith Park, was treated for a severe case of mange brought about by the ingestion of rat poison. New camera trap photos show he's recovering well.
Only in Canada could a lost beaver create a traffic hazard.
Prepare to be blown away by the beauty found in apparent randomness. Usually birds make music by singing; these birds did it just by sitting. Brazilian musician Jarbas Agnelli took a photo of birds sitting on electric lines and, using the birds' positions as musical notes, turned the scene into a song.
The mountain lion mascot of Los Angeles, Griffith Park's P-22, is sick. And it's all our fault.
You don't have to travel far to shoot decent wildlife photos. Other than spending some time practicing at the zoo or with your pets, why not take your camera to a nearby park or hiking trail? Birds and squirrels and lizards and the like may not be as charismatic as zebras or pandas, but they make for interesting…