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Wild View’s 10 Most Popular Posts 2020

December 24, 2020

Wild View’s 10 Most Popular Posts 2020

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Julie Larsen Maher Julie Larsen Maher

2020 has been a year like no other. While there has been uncertainty in the world, Wild View contributors remind us about wildlife and wild places taking photos and writing stories about bats, super-fast cheetahs, bison, a frog that freezes, a fishing owl, and other events that inspire us.

Here are 10 of the most popular posts from the past 12 months.

Three Truths About Bats

We need to celebrate Bat Appreciation Day on behalf of all 1420 bat species discovered to date. –Sarah H. Olson. Photo by ©Sarah H. Olson.

The Cheetah’s Speed Limit

Seeing a cheetah at full sprint on the open grasslands of East Africa is so spectacular, so utterly breathtaking, that it is not hard to imagine it exceeds 68 mph. –Luke Hunter. Photo by ©Luke Hunter.

It’s Time to Celebrate Pride

Same-sex pairings between non-human animals are more common than one might think.  –John Scott. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.

Dress for Success

A look back at the history of WCS reveals many variations of the wild animal keeper uniform. –Avi Shuter. Photo by ©Wildlife Conservation Society.

The Luminous Garden

A glowing new addition to this year’s Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights is an indoor illuminated garden. –Julie Larsen Maher. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.

Titans of the Prairie

For the Lakota, the buffalo was not just a provider of food, fiber, and shelter, but is at the heart of our creation as a people. –Joseph Gazing Wolf. Photo by ©Joseph Gazing Wolf.

Best Bitis Buddies

No, this isn’t a two-headed snake. It’s actually a breeding pair of Ethiopian mountain vipers. –Avishai Shuter. Photo by ©Avishai Shuter.

Owls of the Eastern Ice

Jonathan C. Slaght has chronicled his journey to protect Blakiston’s fish owl in his book Owls of the Eastern Ice released on August 4, 2020. –Julie Larsen Maher. Photo by ©Jonathan C. Slaght.

The Frog That Can Freeze

The North American wood frog is adapted to surviving the winter in a way that is almost unbelievable. –Micah Siegel. Photo by ©Micah Siegel.

Meet Clark!

Clark is a rescue sea lion from the California coast. He was rescued during a time of record-breaking sea lion pup strandings. –Jennifer Rant. Photo by ©Jennifer Rant.

 


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