Making Invasive Species Useful at the Zoo

ENVIRONMENT The bad news: Exotic acacia trees pose a pesky problem for native coastal dunes at Los Angeles International Airport. The good news: Giraffes like them—a lot. (Los Angeles Times) Use our resources to better understand invasive species and how to control them. Discussion Ideas The LA Times article says acacia trees pose a “pesky problem” for coastal dunes near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). … Continue reading Making Invasive Species Useful at the Zoo

Moth-to-Sloth Food Web

SCIENCE Besides the risks three-toed sloths incur on their tri-weekly potty trips, the trips are costly in terms of energy demands. Why, scientists wondered, do sloths expend so much energy just to poop? (National Geographic News Watch) Use our resources to better appreciate sloths and the people who love them. David Attenborough is one of those sloth-loving people. Discussion Ideas Read the Nat Geo News … Continue reading Moth-to-Sloth Food Web