Wild Ones http://kalw.org en What we can learn from wild animals and the people trying to save them http://kalw.org/post/what-we-can-learn-wild-animals-and-people-trying-save-them <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's an inside joke around KALW News: that when you can’t come up with a conclusion, you should just end your story with, "the future is uncertain." And in a way, that's the theme of Jon </span>Mooallem’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> new book. It’s called <a href="http://www.jonmooallem.com/BUY-WILD-ONES"><em>Wild Ones: A sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America</em></a>. The book looks at three different endangered species&nbsp;</span><b id="docs-internal-guid-45af93f3-ced1-23e2-b150-2ad04a9d5968" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">– </span></b><span style="line-height: 1.5;">polar bears, Lange's </span>metalmark<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> butterflies, and whooping cranes. But it's less about the animals than the people trying to save them.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mooallem is a frequent contributor to the <em>New York Times Magazine</em> and Pop-Up magazine here in San Francisco; he's also appeared on This American Life and the Colbert Report. He spoke with </span>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Casey Miner about how he got started looking at animals&nbsp;</span><b id="docs-internal-guid-45af93f3-ced1-23e2-b150-2ad04a9d5968" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">–</span></b><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and people.&nbsp;</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JON MOOALLEM: I think it's sort of miraculous that we're doing anything, you know I don't see grizzly bears trying to preserve other species.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 23 May 2013 00:40:12 +0000 Casey Miner 27642 at http://kalw.org What we can learn from wild animals and the people trying to save them