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5 Memorable Bear Celebrities

12/5/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Ranger Rick’s Bear-a-thon, our weeklong celebration of all things bears, is still going strong! The fun continues today with a journey through bear history and a look at five of our favorite famous bears. Some of these bears inspired us […] Read more >

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5 Myths About Bears

12/3/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

We’re celebrating all things bear this week with Ranger Rick’s Bear-a-Thon! We were shocked to discover that there wasn’t already a day or week devoted to all the different kinds of bears, so we instituted Ranger Rick’s Bear-a-Thon to correct that […] Read more >

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Thanksgiving Wishes to NWF Donors

11/22/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Every year around Thanksgiving, NWF staff members phone a selected list of individual donors to thank them for their generosity in supporting the Federation’s conservation work. In making these calls, we touch base person-to-person with the people who make our […] Read more >

Credit: Tony Campbell

What Will Happen to the Bears?

9/19/2013 // By Bentley Johnson

Any time I’m able to get out of DC and spend some time in the woods, I jump at the chance.  I especially like visiting national forests–they are found all over the country, have a huge variety of recreation options, […] Read more >

Law enforcement officers and wildlife officials tranquilzed this bear in an Albuquerque neighborhood last night.

Bears at the Back Door in Albuquerque

8/1/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

When it comes to living in the West, it’s all about water. When there isn’t any, we start to see problems: bigger and more frequent wildfires, fights over water rights, and—for wildlife—the increased stress of food scarcity. For two years, New […] Read more >

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Wildlife’s Summer Vacation Photos

7/18/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Did you ever write an essay on what you did over summer vacation for class? Or send a post card from your summer trip talking about stuff you did and maybe ending with “Wish you were here”? True, vacation time […] Read more >

Photo by Hari Viswanathan.

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

6/24/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hari Viswanathan. On May 18, this beautiful mountain lion stopped by my parent’s backyard pond in Los Alamos, N.M., adding to the long list of amazing wildlife encounters over the years. Our pond—called Warbler Pond due to the […] Read more >

An inquisitive female polar bear checks me out.

Watch Polar Bears Live Online

11/5/2012 // By David Mizejewski

I’m a pretty lucky guy. As National Wildlife Federation naturalist, I get to go on television to promote conservation, often with real wild animals.  It’s a very cool job, and I love it. Today, however, I am even luckier. Today, I […] Read more >

Three-pawed grizzly bear at Alaska's Denali National Park (Courtesy National Park Service)

Three-Pawed Grizzly Bear Turns Heads, Beats Odds at Alaska’s Denali National Park

5/17/2012 // By Miles Grant

A three-pawed grizzly bear is getting some attention at Alaska’s Denali National Park – not just for his head-turning appearance, but for his ability to survive despite his handicap. Park wildlife biologist Pat Owen tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that […] Read more >

Late bison calf "Zisa" in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

From Yellowstone to Yosemite: My Top Ten Wildlife Encounters of 2011

12/28/2011 // By Beth Pratt

As a child who grew up reading Ranger Rick and watching Wild Kingdom, I cherish any wildlife I encounter. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Yellowstone, where I viewed charismatic mega-fauna on a daily basis, and now live near […] Read more >