Interacting with wild animals, Ancient burials

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State wildlife officials give us tips for what to do if you come across a wild animal in need. Then, we talk to a Wisconsin researcher uncovering ancient human burials.

Featured in this Show

  • What to do if you come across a wild animal in need

    Now that it’s summer, we’re all spending more time exploring the outdoors, and encountering more wildlife. But what do you do if you come across a wild animal that seems injured, lost or out-of-place? We talk to two DNR wildlife experts about when to step in, when to get help, and when to leave it alone.

  • Did early human ancestors bury their dead?

    Homo sapiens are believed to be the first and only species that buries their dead. But an international team of scientists, including UW-Madison researchers, say they have found evidence of graves made by ancient human ancestor Homo naledi dating back 100 thousand years before the first known burials. We talk to one of the scientists about his work.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Amanda Kamps Guest
  • Taylor Czyscon Guest
  • John Hawks Guest

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