Why did the armadillo cross the road? Climates change


State News

April 23, 2019 - 10:06 AM

A cotton gin at NextGineration in Pratt is almost always running lately as it tries to keep up with higher than usual demand. KCUR/BRIAN GRIMMETT

Drive on any major highway in Kansas and you’ll likely see some roadkill.

For decades, biologists at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism have found a treasure trove in their counts of flattened animals. It’s a way to create a population index of raccoons and beavers.

In 1986, the scientists also started counting armadillos.

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