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There Are Seven Species of Raccoon in North America

There Are Seven Species of Raccoon in North America

Within North America, there are seven different species of raccoon. Raccoons are highly adaptable animals, which has allowed them to thrive in cities and suburbs. Normally, they’d prefer forests, wetlands, and other places that are situated close to water sources.
by OBDKon April 27, 2022
Check Out Cactus Wrens!

Check Out Cactus Wrens!

Get an up-close look at these birds in Alan Lacy’s Filming the Wild video, The Cactus Wren. He takes you along for the ride as he works on a project about the Sonoran Desert – catch the desert in springtime and get a look at a Cactus Wren nest, as well as a Cactus Wren with its prey! 
by OBDKon April 25, 2022
April 20 - Carrying Capacity

April 20 - Carrying Capacity

Carrying capacity is the balance between wildlife and the resources they need from their habitat. An ecosystem only has so much water, food, mates, and territory to provide to a species.
by OBDKon April 20, 2022
Deep Dive: Tropical Screech Owls

Deep Dive: Tropical Screech Owls

Tropical Screech Owls can be found in Central and South America. They stand 8-9 inches tall, with a 6-7 inch wingspan, and weigh 3.5-5.5 ounces. Tropical Screech Owls have three different morphs: brown, gray-brown, and rufous (reddish-brown).
by OBDKon April 18, 2022
Check Out Bat-eared Foxes!

Check Out Bat-eared Foxes!

Bat-eared Foxes are a species of fox that can be found in Africa. Two separate populations extend over 10 countries. Their fur is yellow/brown and they have black fur on their legs, tail, and face.
by OBDKon April 13, 2022
Deep Dive: Ashy-Faced Owls

Deep Dive: Ashy-Faced Owls

Endemic to Hispaniola, an island in the Caribbean, this owl can’t be found anywhere else in the world. It looks very similar to a Barn Owl but is darker in coloring. It stands about 12-13 inches tall, has a 9-11 inch wingspan, and weighs 9-18 ounces. It is the Ashy-Faced Owl. 
by OBDKon April 11, 2022
Otters Are A Keystone Species

Otters Are A Keystone Species

You can find them almost anywhere, except for Australia and Antarctica. They’re members of the Mustelidae family – in fact, they’re the only members of that species that are serious swimmers. They are river otters and they are a keystone species. 
by OBDKon April 08, 2022
Owl Brand Deep Dive - Little Owl

Owl Brand Deep Dive - Little Owl

Athene Noctua, are found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. They like habitats that are open, like farms, orchards, and quarries. They are cavity-dwellers, whether they are natural or manmade. They are the Little Owl. 
by OBDKon April 04, 2022

Birds & IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List is a list of species and their current standing in the wild. Threats to these species are evaluated and then they end up in one of seven categories. 
by OBDKon March 30, 2022
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