2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem
Episode 21: West Nile Virus

Episode 21: West Nile Virus

September 5, 2018

The West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos, is all over the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Today we talk about what it is, how it spreads, and what to do about it.

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Episode 20: Animals With the Wrong Names

Episode 20: Animals With the Wrong Names

August 30, 2018

Jellyfish aren't fish; sea horses aren't horses; flying foxes aren't foxes. We also have some animals here in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem that got the wrong names.

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Episode 19: Wolverines

Episode 19: Wolverines

August 24, 2018

They may not have adamantium claws, but this largest terrestrial member of the weasel family is still a fascinating and impressive animal!

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Episode 18: Lagomorphs

Episode 18: Lagomorphs

August 17, 2018

Is it a rodent? No, it's a lagomorph! Join us for a discussion about rabbits, hares, picas, and washing your mouth out with soap.

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Episode 17: Red Foxes

Episode 17: Red Foxes

August 9, 2018

Red foxes, the smallest wild canines in our ecosystem, are quite different from their larger cousins, the wolves and coyotes.

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Episode 16: North American Cheetahs

Episode 16: North American Cheetahs

August 2, 2018

The predecessor of today's modern cheetah, the fastest land animal, roamed the Montana and Wyoming plains as recently as 12,000 years ago.

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Episode 15: Rattlesnakes

Episode 15: Rattlesnakes

July 27, 2018

There are definitely snakes in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. There's just one that's dangerous to humans, though.

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Episode 14: Great Horned Owl Ears

Episode 14: Great Horned Owl Ears

July 19, 2018

Asymmetrical ears and feathers modified for silent flight are just two of the factors that make great horned owls some of the most fearsome predators of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. 

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Episode 13: Bald Eagles

Episode 13: Bald Eagles

July 6, 2018

What better subject for the week of America's Independence Day than the conservation success story of the bald eagle? Our national bird came close to extinction, but concerted efforts have them back, strong and proud.

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Episode 12: Training

Episode 12: Training

June 28, 2018

Animal training in zoos & wildlife sanctuaries isn't about performing tricks for an audience: it's about making the animals' lives healthier, happier, and safer.

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