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Orcas. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, NOAA

Ladies First: Wildlife Matriarchs

10/23/2015 // By Abby Barber

Humans are not the only species who designate leaders in their groups. Wildlife often have leaders within their groups for survival advantage. Some species have male leaders, while others follow the female’s orders. Let’s take a look at a few of …

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Getting Wildlife (Safely) to the Other Side of the Road

7/18/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

More and more, mountain lions are tragically being injured or killed on the heavily-trafficked roads outside Los Angeles that cut through their mountain habitat. And as sprawling development consumes significant portions of the remaining green spaces in our country’s largest …

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Which Animal has the Loudest ROAR?

10/29/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Animal Planet’s ROAR campaign is highlighting NWF and other non-profits working to help animals. At the end of the campaign, Animal Planet will identify one organization for having the ‘loudest roar,’ and we think our supporters and online community can …

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Amazing Animal Hearts

2/14/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

This Valentine’s Day, rather than look at animals’ weird mating rituals or focus on the possibility of a worldwide chocolate shortage, we’re going to stroll down memory lane to examine some amazing facts about animal hearts: To learn more, see the …

Elephants in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

Photo of the Day: Junk in the Trunk

7/5/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.  

Alaska Brown Bear on Admiralty Island by April Carpenter

President’s Day: How Animals Lead

2/16/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

President’s Day weekend was set aside to honor the memory of our first president, George Washington,  celebrating his skillful leadership at the dawn of our history as a nation. Leadership and hierarchies seem to come naturally to humans, helping to …

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Valentine’s Day: Some Animals Really Have Heart

2/8/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Valentine’s Day is the traditional holiday for giving away hearts. But how does a healthy human heart—a hollow ball of muscle about the size of a clenched fist that beats around 72 times a minute when at rest, pumping the …

Take Friday to Think About Endangered Species

5/14/2009 // By Julia Marden

Last week, the Senate passed a resolution declaring today, May 15, as Endangered Species Day. It’s a day for all of us wildlife enthusiasts (and those who are still joining the party) to learn about endangered species and their habitats. …

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