Wild About Animals

1. The Pygmy Hippo, Prince Harry

A pygmy hippopotamus named after Prince Harry is getting full-time care from Toni Inggs at the Cango Wildlife Ranch after being rejected by his mother at birth. Harry is one of only 16 of his species in South Africa.

2. The Barred Owl Calls

Barred Owls are very territorial, and they don't migrate. Solitary calls from a male in early spring probably mean that he has not attracted a mate. In May and June, he continues to hoot, though less frequently. By summer, breeding season has passed.

3. It Takes a Village to Raise a Meerkat

Meerkats are extremely social and cooperative critters. When it comes to raising pups, they always work together.

4. The Squirrel Diaries

Astrid Helena Nicolay of Monkton is a certified squirrel rehabilitator and she's just written a book about living with and caring for the little critters, called 'The Squirrel Diaries: Tales from a Wildlife Rehabilitator'

5. How the Koala Got Its Low Voice

The koala makes a sound that should require a bison-sized body. A descended larynx gives it an unusually long vocal tract.

6. The Okapi Conservation Project

Carol Hennesy interviews the President of the Okapi Conservation Project, John Lukas about preserving the Okapis

7. The Peril Tasmanian Devils Now Face

The effort to save a particular animal species from extinction faces a difficult image problem. The animal in question you see, is the Tasmanian Devil.

8. Conserving Vanishing Cheetahs

It can accelerate from 0 to 115 km in just seconds, making it the fastest land animal in the world. But the cheetah has not been able to outrun the threat of extinction. Today, meet the Jane Goodall of Cheetah's and her quest to save the big cat.

9. Getting to Know Sloths!

In this episode, we talk with Correspondent, Stephanie Arne from the Honolulu Zoo about Sloths. If you're lucky enough to spot one in the trees of the South American rain forest, it would look like a stringy clump of moss and algae in the branches overhead. But the more you learn about sloths, you'll find that they're delightful creatures and down-right cute.

10. Lone Wolf's Historic Trek Provokes Questions & Concerns

OR7, the lone gray wolf from a pack in Oregon, crossed back into his home state yesterday after two months of wandering in Northern California. With OR7’s arrival, California has been thrown into a national debate about how to manage wolves.

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