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As Bob Barker said…

Spay and neuter your pets! Over the next few weeks, I reach an important milestone in my veterinary school career. Assisted by two of my classmates (and supervised by plenty of doctors in case things go awry), I will be spaying a cat, and thus performing my first surgery on a living, breathing patient. I’m very excited for this opportunity,

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Elephant Tourism: Harmful and Un-harmful Tricks

by Lisa Barrett In a previous blog post, I wrote about how Asian elephants are endangered and that there are only about 3,000 left in the wild. I discussed how, in reality, the best way to conserve them is through education about conserving (and mitigating the decline) of extant populations while giving current captive populations the best life possible. In

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Awaiting Baby Sahm’s Arrival

by Lisa Barrett No Breeding, No Buying At about this time last year, I, along with the rest of the Think Elephants International (TEI) research team, was anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new “family” member. Elephant births are cause for huge excitement at the camp for two reasons. First, female Asian elephants only have four to five calves in

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What Can Anthropology Do For You?

This past semester, for the first time since around my sophomore year of college, I enrolled in more courses outside of anthropology than within the field. At the same time I was interacting with young, naïve students on a regular basis. These circumstances really opened my eyes to the lack of cultural awareness and sensitivity. Two moments stand out in

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DANTA Welcomes Dr. William C. McGrew

DANTA is thrilled to announce that Dr. William C. McGrew will lecture in our summer 2015 Primate Behavior and Conservation course in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Course dates are June 15 – July 10, 2015. For more information out our tropical biology training programs, please visit our website and/or email us at conservation@danta.info. William C. McGrew is Emeritus

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