National Wildlife Week

Wildlife Week: Is There Still Hope for Sharks?

Andy Dehart is the Director of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. An advisor to the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, Dehart has been studying and …

Tubeworms -  Photo: NSF

Adaptations To The Max — Wildlife At The Extremes of Altitude, Cold, Heat and Depth

We have learned many things over the years about how animals adapt to their surroundings. These range from the long snout of an anteater, the double eyelid of a water …

8 Wild Creatures That Use Tools in Extraordinary Ways

There are many descriptions of clever wild animals that use “tools” such as sticks or stones to secure food or to achieve some other purpose. Many of us have, for …

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

Wild Bison Homecoming for Indian Tribes

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 …

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The Slow Revival of America’s Grizzlies

During the winter of 1804-05, when they were camped for the season in North Dakota, the Lewis and Clark Expedition heard the Mandan Indians speak of a fearsome great “white” bear that they’d encounter further west. Sure enough, the following year they became the first non-indigenous Americans to encounter grizzly bears.

Wildlife Week – Eight Ways You Can Personally Become a Wildlife Saver

It is National Wildlife Week March 19-25! Not sure what you can do?  The National Wildlife Federation has an amazing set of programs and tools designed to help any and …

Butterfly alighting on a fellow traveler (Photo: Anne Senft)

7 Animals to Bring You Good Luck

Animals enrich our lives in many ways. Here are a handful that are thought to bring us luck.

Hoof, Pad and Flipper: A Closer Look At Wildlife That Run and Crawl

The National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us” is helping us look today at wild creatures that run, walk and crawl. Fastest Let’s start with the animal that …

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of …

Domestic cat by Sherry and Brian Wood

New Studies Highlight Impact of Outdoor Cats on Birds and Other Wildlife

This week–National Wildlife Week–scientific organizations announced two new studies that provide more evidence of the havoc outdoor cats wreak on wild birds and other wildlife. “Crime Against Nature” On March …

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