Tagged animals

Banff wolf pack survival rests on regulation

By Sean Willett, August 30 2016 — Over the past summer, two wolves from Banff National Park’s Bow Valley pack have been killed by authorities for acting aggressively towards campers. One of these was the pack’s alpha female. After she was shot, four of the pack’s six cubs were struck and killed by a car….

Urban predators make city wildlife truly wild

By Sean Willett, April 6, 2016 — A pair of great horned owls have taken up residence in the trees by the University of Calgary C-Train station. While many students have spotted their fluffy chicks and heard their signature nighttime calls, some have also noticed  less adorable evidence of these birds’ residency — the dismembered squirrel…

The inevitable animal apocalypse is your future

By Sean Willett, March 1 2016 — Pisces  (Feb. 19 – March 20) The rabbits on campus will act stranger than normal, congregating in small groups and staring unwaveringly at passing students. You will swear you overheard them shit-talking you. Aries  (March 21 – April 19) You will see a beautiful deer while walking to…

Animal disease requires global effort

By Sean Willett, February 23, 2016 — A deadly disease is killing off salamanders across Europe as scientists scramble to halt the spread of this highly contagious fungus. While this disease has yet to reach Canada, our government should take immediate steps to ensure the safety of these already vulnerable amphibians. While you probably won’t ever…

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