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Bobcats, Armadillos, Coatimundis and Kathie Lee

2/2/2012 // By David Mizejewski

What do a bobcat, a nine-banded armadillo, a veiled chameleon, a wallaby and a white-nosed coatimundi have in common?  Three of them happen to be wildlife that could show up in your backyard, but the correct answer is that they […] Read more >

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NWF Celebrates 75th Anniversary on Today Show

1/12/2012 // By David Mizejewski

Here’s the clip of my final appearance on the Today Show in 2011 with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. With winter newly upon us I included a few  animals that are specially adapted to cold, snowy environments, and took the […] Read more >

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Wild Thanksgiving on Today Show

11/23/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Here’s the clip of National Wildlife Federation’s Today Show segment in celebration of Thanksgiving. In keeping with the theme, I of course brought on a wild turkey.  I wanted to show viewers the wild version of the domestic bird that […] Read more >

Martha Stewart Animal Episode

Martha Stewart Loves Wildlife

11/17/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Martha Stewart loves wildlife and she’s showing it by dedicating an entire episode of her show to some of cutest, funniest and surprising animals that share this planet with us. I will be appearing on this first-ever “all animals” episode […] Read more >

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Wendy Williams says “How You Doin’?” to a Giant Toad

10/28/2011 // By David Mizejewski

One of the coolest parts of my job as National Wildlife Federation Naturalist and Media Personality is getting to do TV appearances with live animals to get people excited about the wonderful species that share this planet with us and […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist shows Seth Rogan and Hoda Kotb a screaming hairy armadillo on the Today Show.

Seth Rogen Isn’t an Animal Guy

10/6/2011 // By David Mizejewski

I had the good fortune to meet actor Seth Rogen when he guest-hosted the fourth hour of the Today Show last week with Hoda Kotb while Kathie Lee Gifford was taking a few days off.  Seth was there promoting his […] Read more >

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Cougar Travels from South Dakota to Connecticut

7/28/2011 // By David Mizejewski

A wild cougar that was born in South Dakota recently walked all the way to Connecticut, a journey of over 1,500 miles. Cougars were extirpated from Connecticut many decades ago, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently declared the […] Read more >

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NWF, Mo’Nique and Flavor Flav

7/18/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Last week I appeared on The Mo’Nique Show with some of amazing animal ambassadors to promote NWF’s Symbolic Wildlife Adoption program.   This was a big milestone because it was NWF’s first appearance on a late night show, and it […] Read more >

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Humpback Whale Saved from Certain Death

7/14/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Watch this amazing video showing what happened when a family encountered a young humpback whale that was severely entangled in a fishing net.  If you love animals (and I suspect you do if you’re reading this blog) you’ll tear up […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski show Martha Stewart an Alligator Snapping Turtle.

Martha Stewart and Wildlife Adoption

3/31/2011 // By David Mizejewski

I recently appeared on the Martha Stewart Show to promote National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Adoption program. I brought some animal ambassadors with me to help inspire the viewers to want to protect wildlife. Several of the species I brought are […] Read more >