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Controversial UK badger killings analyzed by UC Davis expert
...s have battled for 30 years over the rolethat wild badgers
may play as reservoirs and vectors of bovinetuberc...autiful and shouldn't be killed.' " North American badgers
(Taxidea taxus) do not carry bovinetuberculosis, Woodroffe noted. Today's report by the seven-member...
Ecologists simplify population theory
...nimals include oceanic and freshwater fish, bears, badgers
and other mammals, many birds, and invertebrates like crabs. Populations of such species live in complex food webs. "Nature is notoriously complex," said William W. Murdoch, first author of the paper and a professor of biology at the University of C...
Squirrels rise from hibernation
... winters. While larger creatures such as bears and badgers
go into a state of torpor, in which their body temperature drops for short periods, true hibernators cool right down. Their temperature often drops as low as 5 C for weeks on end. California's golden-mantled ground squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis...
Field trials used to investigate the social lives of badgers
...large-scale field trial to analyse the reasons why badgers
live together. By living in groups, many social an...ce against predators and group parenting. However, badgers
forage for food in solitude and do not share the duties of parenting among the group. Indeed, there ...
Reserves can threaten wildlife by attracting poachers
...rk is such a draw to poachers that there are fewer badgers
just inside the reserve than in the area just outs...on-game species incidentally. This could devastate badgers
and other carnivores because they require large habitats and live at low densities. However, little ...