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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs

In honor of Groundhog Day, here are nine facts about groundhogs you probably didn’t know.

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #6

Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, all we will have are fenced off protected areas dependent on constant intervention to persist…

Crasher Squirrel Popping Up Everywhere

Even if you somehow managed to miss my recent blog post on “Crasher Squirrel,” by now you’ve likely seen the famous image of the photogenic fur ball, or one of the thousands of Photoshopped, squirrel-enhanced images sprouting up like acorns across the Web. Now Boyd Matson, host of National Geographic Weekend, has gotten a one-on-one…

Rogue Rodent: ‘Ready for My Close-Up’

When Melissa Brandts positioned her camera for a timed self-portrait with her husband on the banks of Canada’s stunning Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, she didn’t expect a squirrel to steal the scene. “This curious little ground squirrel appeared, became intrigued with the sound of the focusing camera and popped right into our shot,”…

Monkeys in Outer Space: 50 Years Later

—Image courtesy NASA Thankfully this is not a very odd sort of suppository. This is a squirrel monkey called Miss Baker, sitting in a NASA bio-capsule. On May 28, 1959, Miss Baker and a rhesus monkey named Able became the first primates to survive a trip into outer space. Both monkeys flew onboard a Jupiter…