Jon Mooallem

Jon Mooallem is a contributing writer to New York Times Magazine. His first book comes out next week. It’s called Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America. Follow him on Twitter.

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May 7 2013 1:01 PM“A Tranquilized Polar Bear Rising Through an Autumn Sky”And other new songs about endangered species.
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May 7 2013 1:00 PMThe Last Buffalo HuntHow America’s greatest taxidermist helped save the bison from extinction.
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May 26 2009 6:55 AMYou're OutThe national pastime's shocking death toll.

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