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Leadership in Wolf, Canis lupus, Packs

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) continues to place scientific/ management resources online for general viewing. L. David Mech recently published this article in Canadian Field-Naturalist [114(2):259-263, 2000] describing leadership in wolf packs. It may be browsed online or downloaded as a .zip file.
National Geographic: Crittercam

What would it be like to be a harbor seal? Wouldn't it be fascinating to go on the prowl with lions? With assistance from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic, Crittercam makes it possible, both on television and on this fine website. The Crittercam device (which fits safely and securely on animals) was initially conceived by Greg Marshall, who got the idea after observing a...
Song of the Earth

This PBS Web site is the online companion to the Nature documentary "Song of the Earth," hosted by David Attenborough. The program explores the elemental purpose of music and offers a fascinating look at the connection between animal sounds and human music. The site includes two detailed lesson plans that integrate science and language arts, designed for grades 9-12. Learning objectives include...