First I Got Pregnant. Then I Decided to Kill a Mountain Lion.
On becoming a mom.
On becoming a mom.
A war on wolves in Utah.
How the veterinary industry went corporate.
Stalking bluefin tuna, the most valuable wild animal in the world.
A search for meaning through academics, cultural studies, and terrorism.
A story from the end of the earth.
The story of the loneliest whale in the world.
A whale permeates a series of culture clashes.
On a centuries-long war that may be coming to an end.
In their struggle for survival, bees have an unlikely ally: Monsanto.
Reflections from a bird and a mascot.
The doctors, patient, and ethics behind the experiment.
On the mountain lions of Los Angeles.
On Timothy Treadwell, who lived and died with the bears of Alaska.
A couple deals with animal complications, unhappiness, and terminal illness.
The soul of an octopus.
A dispatch from a Russian town under siege by hungry bears.
An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.
“Two weeks before Christmas, I was explaining to a friend in town that if I seemed more distressed than usual, it was just because I was trying to accustom myself to the fact that my cat didn’t want to be my cat anymore. ‘No way,’ she said. ‘Here’s what you do: You just call Dawn.’ And then she gave me the cat psychic’s phone number.”
Rachel Monroe is a Longform contributing editor.
A story of medical ailments, family dynamics, and conservation work.
A taxidermist's life gradually spins out of control.
An attempt to make sense of the dog meat industry in Vietnam, an unregulated maze of black market slaughterhouses, home restaurants, and thieves who are often murdered in the open when caught stealing the family pet.
On the grief that comes with losing livestock.
How animals see.
The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.