150 years ago the passenger pigeon was abundant in the U.S. but by 1914 its numbers had decreased to just one. Today, you can find that bird on display in a Washington D.C. museum. We learn more about the route to extinction for this famous specimen from WAMU 88-5 news reporter Lauren Ober.
Figure 8: Author Rafe Sagarin talks about his new book, Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets From Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters and Disease.
The Animal House Dateline: Politics play a role in feeding problems for animals at the Moscow Zoo; a snake on a runway causes problems at a California airport; a study leads to new regulations for commercial fishing.
Radioactive Wolves: Filmmaker Klaus Feichtenberger takes us behind the scenes of his PBS documentary that chronicles the unlikely story of wolves and other wildlife that are thriving in the area surrounding Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant, the site of a catastrophic nuclear accident in 1986.