What the heck is a lek?

  At its most basic level, a lek is a gathering of males.  In reality, it's so much more exciting.  This gathering of males has a mission -- attract a…

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Cats’ Obsession

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article on the success of Calvin Klein's 'Obsession' cologne and its ability to lure big cats. 'Zoos have long spritzed perfumes…

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Asa Wright Nature Center, Trinidad

Formed in 1967, Asa Wright Nature Center (AWNC) is the oldest nature center in the West Indies.  Located at an elevation of 1,200 feet and seven miles north of the…

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Estacion las Tortugas, Costa Rica (May 2010)

After a three hour drive and a 30-minute boat ride from San Jose, we arrive at Estacion las Tortugas (Turtle Station).  I first visited the station in 2006 and I…

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