Katie Langin

Big Cats at a Tipping Point in the Wild, Jouberts Warn

With lions, leopards, and other big cat species on a downward spiral, we sit at a tipping point when it comes to the conservation of some of the world’s most iconic animals. That’s the perspective of Dereck and ...

Are Crows Smarter Than Children?

In a battle of wits, could a bird outsmart a kindergartner? Don’t be too quick to say no: One clever young bird solved a problem that has stumped 5-year-old children, according to a new study.  The bird—a New ...

Dead and Lost Boobies: Harbingers of a Growing El Niño?

On June 20, naturalists aboard the National Geographic Endeavour spotted an unusual bird—a Peruvian booby—while exploring seabird colonies on the Galápagos Islands. What made seeing this bird so unusual? It was the first record ever made of the ...

Q&A: Inside the Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking in Brazil

Conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira is on the front lines in the fight against wildlife trafficking in her home country of Brazil.  The South American country, one of the most biodiverse in the world, has been plagued in recent years ...

Sea Otter Moms Risk Lives to Raise Babies

Sea otter moms invest so much energy in raising their pups that they risk their own survival, a new study suggests. The marine mammals spend about 930 megajoules—a measure of energy—to bring up baby, which is the equivalent of ...