Tag Archives: extinction

Gone Baby Gone

You may have heard that Xanda, the 6-year-old son of Cecil the lion, was recently killed by a trophy hunter, two years after his father was similarly slain. Both were “gorgeous Kalahari lions,” in the words of the researcher who had fitted Xanda with a tracking collar. ┬áBoth ventured outside the protected confines of African […]

The lives we take

You won’t want to see this. I didn’t. First, the nearby mother rabbit, who scattered as I approached on my morning trail run. And then, between us, sprawled in the middle of the path, her baby. It hadn’t been dead long: Beneath the shuttered lids, her eyes — it was a female — had not […]