A bizarre rattlesnake was killed in Jefferson County on this day in Missouri history. more

Aug 25, 2016 3:11 PM Missouri History

Squaw Creek Birds

Jim McConnell

The Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, near Mound City in Northwest Missouri, is home for more than three hundred bird species, forty-one mammal species, and thirty-seven reptile and amphibian species. more

Feb 24, 2016 4:22 PM Travel


Courtesy of Flavio Rancon via Wikimedia Commons

A couple in Joplin found a two-foot alligator in a pothole near their home more

Aug 13, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History


Adam Williams

If there were ever a need for an exclusive location for exceptional animals in the same vein as the need for summer sports camps for kids or elite college prep schools, Purina Farms in Gray Summit has satisfied it. more

Jul 7, 2014 11:27 AM Travel


Courtesy of ThreeStrands

Although not a native Missourian, Columbia embroiderer Allison Vaughn is fascinated by the state's plants and animals. more

Feb 25, 2014 9:50 AM


Andrew Barton

Musings: Conversations With Coyotes

Why do coyotes howl? Columnist Ron Marr explores the topic without the help of science, biology, or common sense. more

Feb 24, 2014 11:04 AM Musings by Ron Marr

North American Bullfrog

Courtesy of Carl D. Howe

How well do you know Missouri's state symbols? Check out the state amphibian, which was adopted in 2005. more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Life

Vet Hospital 1

Kathy Gangwisch

The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia not only teaches future vets, but also partners with organizations to advance medical research. more

Aug 14, 2013 12:00 AM Life

Paul Jackson Workshop


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