Scary animals: Washington Post quotes college faculty

Americans feel warmer and fuzzier about wild animals -- like sharks, bats and wolves -- than they did four decades ago, according to an article in the Washington Post. The story was based on an article in the September 2016 Biological Conservation by two CFAES animal scientists and three faculty from the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Authors included Kelly A. George, Kristina M. Slagle, Robyn S. Wilson, Steven J. Moeller, Jeremy T. Bruskotter.

The impact of feelings towards wild animals may lead to more support and funding for wildlife efforts, the Post article says, but could also lead to more tensions and conflict in how to manage predators.