Conservation

Why we love our ambassadors and why you should too!

The Wildlife Medical Clinic Ambassador Animals are a special group of individuals that do an amazing job of representing their species and creating opportunities for all of us to learn more! Our nine ambassadors live at the University, educating students on their…
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Holiday Lights

Carly Clark, C/O 2024 With the holiday season upon us, its that time of the year where everyone starts to break out the extravagant decorations. Giant candy canes and inflatable snowmen start appearing in yards,…
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Raptors, Rats and Rodenticide

This time of year, rodents become a bothersome issue for many households making many people reach for rodenticides to control the issue. While these poisons are effective for rodent control, they pose a threat to…
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Salamander Slam

Introduction to Ambystoma platineum Illinois has such a variety of interesting animals that we never run out of amazing species to share with you!  One of the lesser-known slithery species is the silvery salamander.  Illinois…
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Let’s Paint a Story: All About Painted Turtles

Painted turtles are arguably one of the most fascinating species of turtle in the Midwest. There are several subspecies, including the Eastern, Midland, Southern, and Western painted turtles, whose habitats range throughout much of the…
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