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Bison cow with her calf, Yellowstone National Park

Photo of the Day: A Mother’s Love

5/13/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks Mom, For the Gift of Nature – How did your mom give you the gift of nature? Share your story and read others’ memories! Wildlife Moms Photo Gallery – See more photos of wildlife mothers from […] Read more >

Photo by Beth Pratt

First Baby Bison Calf Born on Tribal Lands on Earth Day

4/30/2012 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

On a warm and breezy Earth Day on the prairies of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana, a wondrous event occurred. A bison calf was born. Why is this baby bison so special? He is the first calf […] Read more >

Bison released at Fort Peck, MT

Amazing Photos and Video of the Return of Wild Bison to Tribal Lands

3/26/2012 // By Garrit Voggesser

More than a century after they disappeared, wild bison once again roam Montana’s Northern Great Plains. On March 19, 2012, more than 60 bison were loaded onto trucks near Yellowstone National Park and driven to Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation for […] Read more >

Bison on the Fort Peck Reservation, credit: Ted Wood/The Story Group for NWF

Wild Bison Homecoming for Indian Tribes

3/19/2012 // By Garrit Voggesser

By the turn of the 19th-century, less than one hundred of the original 30 million bison remained in North America. This iconic American species, it seemed, was doomed to extinction at the hands of over-hunting and the westward migration of European-Americans. […] Read more >

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Bison

2/29/2012 // By Judith Kohler

The bison, shaggy behemoth of the Great Plains, despite weighing as much as a ton, can race up to 40 mph, jump up to 6 feet vertically and can quickly pivot to combat predators. Unfortunately this mighty beast is not […] Read more >

A Yellowstone Bison, credit GVoggesser/NWF

Wild Bison to Return Home to Tribal Lands

2/17/2012 // By Garrit Voggesser

More than a dozen years ago, I manned a booth in Yellowstone National Park to inform people about conservation-based solutions for protecting bison. Visitors from across the United States and around the world all had the same question: Why are […] Read more >

A tender moment during the elk rut at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Happy Valentine’s Day: My Best Photos and Videos of Wildlife L’Amour

2/13/2012 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Love is in the air…and not just for people. Wildlife have their own rituals of l’amour, although they usually don’t involve boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are some of my favorite photos and […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 3, 2012

2/3/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Obama Administration Hits the Accelerator for Responsible Offshore Wind Development February 2 – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […] Read more >

Family of red squirrels by Lori Deiter

Wildlife Inspiration: 5 Adorable Baby Animal Photos

1/3/2012 // By NWF

At National Wildlife Federation, we take seriously our mission to inspire Americans to protect wildlife. Sometimes that’s as simple as sharing the beauty of wild animal and wild places through photography. We hope these images — in the middle of […] 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-Bergstrom

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 >