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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 >

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National Wildlife Week on Today Show

3/15/2011 // By David Mizejewski

It’s National Wildlife Week!  The theme this year is “Animals That Move Us” and each day we’re releasing a new, free poster all about different groups of wildlife that move in different ways.  Yesterday’s poster was about wildlife that fly, […] Read more >

Can you identify this bird?

Is This a Heron, Egret or Crane?

3/8/2011 // By David Mizejewski

My friend Tavie posted this photo to my Facebook page with a simple question: is this a heron, egret or a crane? National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch program is all about helping people identify the animals they’re seeing, so I […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist inspires people to protect wildlife by making television appearances with animal ambassadors.

Access Hollywood and NWF

3/7/2011 // By David Mizejewski

As part of my work as media spokesperson for National Wildlife Federation, I make appearances on television shows to help fulfill the first part of our mission: to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. I go on […] Read more >

British Naturalist Steve Backshall is almost swallowed by feeding humpback whales.

Kayakers Almost Swallowed by Whales

3/4/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Maybe there is some scientific validity to the Biblical parable of Jonah and the Whale, where a human being is swallowed whole by a giant marine mammal. Check out this video of two kayakers who are almost swallowed by hungry […] Read more >

A baby pudu was recently born at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Cutest Baby Deer Ever

2/16/2011 // By David Mizejewski

A baby pudu was recently born at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.  Pudus are the smallest deer species in existence and are native to tropical forests of South America.  Our friends at the zoo were kind of enough to […] Read more >

By February, great horned owls are already sitting on eggs.

Spring is Closer Than You Think

2/8/2011 // By David Mizejewski

With the severe winter we’ve been experiencing in many parts of the country, it’s easy to get cabin fever and a case of the winter blues.  But if you know what to look for, you’ll see that spring is already […] Read more >