Everest is full of life, from mushrooms to butterflies | National Geographic

In the spring of 2019, Tracy Simon was up at night hearing a deep roar from cracking ice. The iceberg on which she slept at the foot of Mount Everest was moving under her tent. Simon, a molecular biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, spent three weeks on the iceberg. She wanted … Read more

The world through the eyes of Godwit Bar-Tail | National Geographic

flight fuel Godwit Rosso (Limosa lapponica) is closely related to the Dutch national bird, the common black-tailed bird (L. limosa). But when the latter has a clear preference for freshwater areas, the ribbon-tailed godfather lives more in the salty environment. Both winter in West Africa. However, the reddish subspecies breeds in northern Siberia, and is … Read more

Rodent center and animal house full of rabbits: “They are hurled en masse’

“The shelter is really full,” says Audrey Clausen, director of the rodent center at IJmuidense Heerenduinweg. This means that anyone who wants to donate a rabbit or a rodent will be put on a long waiting list and must be patient. Stray animals are still taken care of. But with about forty rabbits and so … Read more

Rodent center and animal house full of rabbits: “They are hurled en masse’

“The shelter is really full,” says Audrey Clausen, director of the rodent center at IJmuidense Heerenduinweg. This means that anyone who wants to donate a rabbit or a rodent will be put on a long waiting list and must be patient. Stray animals are still taken care of. But with about forty rabbits and so … Read more