The Secret Life of Animals

The Secret Life of Animals (Aired April 19, 2009)

Be the next Sherlock Holmes — of animal cases

Call it CSI — for the animal world. But rather than searching your it on your TV directory, check out your local bookstore for “Animal Investigators.” Author Laurel Neme takes you inside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Forensics Laboratory, where scientists are using cutting-edge technology to investigate crimes against wild animals.

Ounce for ounce, things like rhino horn or deer musk can be worth more than diamonds, gold, or cocaine. And while the smugglers and killers have gotten more sophisticated — so have the good guys.

Written by Allison Sonfist