Tagged wildlife

The critters that call campus home

By Sean Willett, September 4 2017 — Nights at the U of C may have few students, but they are still filled with life. Rabbits graze in the twilight, ears raised in a state of constant alertness. A pair of black-capped chickadees tend to their nest. Moving from bush to bush, a coyote attempts to remain…

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…

Parks need environmental protection before tourism

By Sean Willett, January 12, 2016 — Earlier this year, Alberta’s new NDP government announced that Castle, a large area of land in southwestern Alberta near Pincher Creek, would be protected under Alberta’s parks and wildlands system. Environmentalists were thrilled — Castle is an area activists had been trying to get protected for decades, and…

Squirrel with pizza makes dean’s list

By Sean Willett, September 25 2014 — A local squirrel who found an entire slice of pizza made it onto the 2013-14 faculty of science dean’s list, an honour meant to recognize students with exceptional academic standing. The squirrel was spotted a few months ago on the University of Calgary campus, holding a completely uneaten…

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