mating season

Tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore by Pat Ulrich.

5 Intriguing Behaviors of Rutting Elk (Videos)

The elk mating season (the rut) takes place every fall, prompted by shorter day lengths. Males (bulls) breed with a number of females (cows) during this time, and exhibit a few fascinating …

Valentine's Day, birds, wildlife, feeding mates

Valentine’s Day: A Holiday for Real Animals

Naturalist, writer and NWF Conservation Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Thompson Seton, whose animal tales were popular among a wide audience in the early 1900s, wrote in Wild Animals I Have …

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