Articles by Adele Conover

Fighting For Foxes

A disastrous chain of events nearly wiped out California's diminutive island fox. Scientists hope it's not too late to undo the damage

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To Catch A Thief

When biologists study food theft among endangered roseate terns, they find that crime most definitely pays

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Not a Lot of Ocelots

Once thought to have vanished from North America victims of hunting and habitat loss the cats maintain a slender pawhold in the thickets of South Texas

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The Little Foxes

Their habitat is disappearing fast, but San Joaquin kit foxes are finding ways to survive

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Hunting Slime Molds

They're not animals and they're not plants, and biologists want to know a lot more about them.

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Foreign Worm Alert

Aliens are tunneling through North America. Who'd have thought these earth tillers have a downside?

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The Biggest One That Didn't Get Away

A real fish tale hangs on a monster marlin caught nearly a half-century ago

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Hawaii's Vanished Birds

For the National Zoological Park, an artist depicts the diversity of the islands' extinct avian species

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Sloth Bears: They Eat Ants, but Take on Tigers

Still used as "dancing bears," they can hold their own with the big cats but not with human expansion

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To Save a Falcon

An American biologist treks the steppes and the Gobi to rescue a Mongolian raptor that's in deep trouble

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Fly Away Home

Winging south, Operation Migration embarks on a remarkable odyssey

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To Reproduce, Mussels Go Fishing

The evolution of this freshwater pearl-maker reaches its apex in our Southeastern rivers

Kauai Wildlife Refuge

A Onetime Rancher Wages Lonely War to Save Rare Plants

Working alone, by hand, one man is turning 100 acres of alien trees into a refuge for Hawaii's endangered botanical treasures

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The Object at Hand

The story behind the Smithsonian's display tiger leads back into tiger history, man-eating and otherwise, and back to the fact that tigers are endangered

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The Object at Hand

How a snake, attended by alarums and excursions, made it from an Asian jungle to the National Zoo and so to its present berth in a Smithsonian museum

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