National Geographic : 2015 Nov
GREATER YELLOWLEGS Here stands an adaptable bird that so far is thriving in a changing environment. The Audubon Society reports seeing this sandpiper in high numbers on its Christmas Bird Counts, especially inland in the southern U.S. In some areas space available for these birds may double, but it’s unknown if they’ll fill it, and summers may become too hot to handle. PHOTOGRAPHED AT TULSA ZOO, OK HOW TO LIVE WITH IT 136 WOODLAND CARIBOU Already pressured by habitat loss, woodland caribou could face a food shortage. More snow and freezing rain (a result of warmer tempera- tures adding moisture to dry, Arctic air) crust over lichen, caribou’s winter diet, making it hard to access. In summer, increasing droughts bring fires that kill the slow- growing lichen. NY STATE ZOO AT THOMPSON PARK Who Will Thrive ?As the world warms, which animals may suffer and which may prosper isn’t clear-cut.