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A group of Magellanic Penguins, Flickr photo by Chris Pearson

Penguin Chicks are Dying in a Changing Climate

2/3/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

The life of a Magellanic penguin is hardly idyllic. They contend with predators like sea lions, declining food sources due to overfishing and the constant threat of oil spills in their South American habitat. But now, they are facing a […] Read more >

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Ruffled Feathers: The Scraggly Life of Molting Birds

9/10/2013 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve noticed some scraggly looking birds the past few weeks. This time of year, many species go through a molt, which leaves them with a rough appearance. How embarrassing! It sparked my curiosity. I know you’ve probably noticed your own […] Read more >

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It’s Hard Out Here For a Penguin

3/13/2013 // By Miles Grant

I’ve always assumed penguins, through the magic of evolution, must be specially adapted to living life on ice and rocks. Wrong! As graceful as they are in the water, they’re just as clumsy on land. As these bloopers from BBC’s […] Read more >

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NWF, Wendy Williams and Baby Animals

5/1/2012 // By David Mizejewski

If you’re a fan of Wendy Williams’ syndicated talk show, or saw her on Dancing With the Stars, you know that she’s a larger-than-life personality.  As a regular guest on The Wendy Williams Show, and the first to bring on […] Read more >

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Awesome Wildlife Record Breakers

3/22/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Here are some of the many extraordinary facts about wildlife, as a reminder of how deep and rich the natural world really is. Extra-Large Wildlife Blue whales reach lengths of 110 feet (with females being bigger than males), making them […] 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 >

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Happy Feet Two: How a Gen-Xer Found Joy in Penguins and Elephant Seals Dancing to David Bowie

11/16/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

This past Sunday, I attended the premiere of Happy Feet Two in Los Angeles. The National Wildlife Federation teamed up with the movie to encourage people of all ages to take the steps necessary to protect amazing wildlife species such […] Read more >

Rockhopper Penguin on Gough Island in the South Atlantic  (photo: Chantal Steyn)

Major oil spill in the South Atlantic threatens Rockhopper Penguins

3/23/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

A major oil spill in the Atlantic Ocean could spell catastrophe for endangered Rockhopper Penguins.  The cargo freighter M.S. Oliva ran aground on Nightingale Island in the remote Tristan de Cunha chain last week, spilling hundreds of tons of crude […] Read more >

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

3/17/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

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 runs faster than any other.  Many people already know that […] Read more >

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

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 energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that […] Read more >

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