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Sunday Reading: Strange and Extraordinary Creatures

Last updated on August 4, 2019

Sunday Reading: Strange and Extraordinary Creatures

https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/sunday-reading-strange-and-extraordinary-creaturesExotic and rare animals have always been alluring. Over the years, the thrill of discovering something remarkable or uncommon within the animal world has motivated some of the world’s greatest scientists and conservationists. This week, we’ve chosen a selection of pieces on extraordinary creatures and the adventurous men and women who track them. David Grann recounts the journey of a marine biologist who has dedicated his life to locating the legendary giant squid. In “Slow and Steady,” William Finnegan chronicles the fight to save the plowshare, one of the rarest tortoises in the world. Ariel Levy explores the phenomenon of half-wild feline crossbreeds, and Ian Frazier examines the alarming proliferation of feral hogs in the South. Sunday Reading: Strange and Extraordinary Creatures

 

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