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News stories tagged with "mammology"

Natural Selections: Wild Cats

Cats have adapted to association with humans, but their wilder cousins can still be found, from Africa to Scotland. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about the history and habits of cats.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Shrews

Although they look much like mice, shrews are not even in the rodent family. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss how these tiny ancient predators achieved their reputation for giant-size attitude.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Ruminants

Ever wonder about animals that have more than one stomach, like cattle and deer? What do they do with those extra stomachs anyhow? Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager chew over the details.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Chronic Wasting Disease

This fatal disease affects deer populations, and is similar to Mad Cow Disease. So far, it has been found in the Western US, but not yet in New York State. Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about the disease, it's transmission, and efforts being made to slow its spread.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Rabbits and Hares

Martha Foley talks with Dr. Curt Stager about how Northern American rabbits and snowshoe hares differ in appearance and habitat--and how neither, despite Bugs Bunny, lives in holes.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Cat Intelligence

Cats are pretty smart--the whole setup proves that. But just how smart are they? Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley stack up man's second-best friend against other mammals.  Go to full article

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