Welcome to That's a Wrap, a weekly round up of what's been going on in and around the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! Every Friday, we'll supply you with the best news and info you'll need before heading out the door for the weekend.
And now, a disclaimer! We can't gather all of these lovely tidbits ourselves, so some of our links will take you away from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website. We will never knowingly link to anything malicious, but we are obliged to tell you to be careful out there.
This week in the Service we ...
... celebrated some 'Recovery Champions' in our Mountain-Prarie Region.
... learned about the success of the reintroduction of an endangered beetle in Missouri.
... and wrapped up our Wildlife Games social media campaign!
And in other news ...
... there is evidence that the Keystone XL pipeline might threaten one of the country's most important aquifers. (Washington Post)
... scientists think gray parrots might have reasoning skills that rival some human toddlers (io9)
... and it turns out that this past July was the hottest month on record ... ever (NYT)
Pic of the Week
Burrowing owl (Photo: Dept. of Interior)
And before you go ...