Moving Animals

Blog post for NiCHE: “Incest at the Zoo”

Blog post for NiCHE: “Incest at the Zoo”

On 16 August 2021, Monica Vasile published a blog post for NiCHE, the Network in Canadian History & Environment, titled “Incest at the Zoo: Saving and (in)Breeding the Przewalski’s Horse.” Incest is more common than one would expect amongst zoo-bred...
Before Hamsters Became Cute

Before Hamsters Became Cute

On 15 December, Raf de Bont published a blog post for Mosa Historia on changing perceptions of European hamsters from harmful to cute, a shift which only occured in the 1960s and 1970s. The full blog post can be read here:...
Caribous on Treadmills, and Alaskan oil

Caribous on Treadmills, and Alaskan oil

What do caribous on treadmills have to do with Alaskan oil? Alaskan wildlife conservation research and oil development have a long and entangled history. It is a complex one, too, in which the oil industry has funded various types of ecological research and in which...