raccoons

Raccoon kits by Barbara Fleming

How to Keep Wild Raccoons Wild

Whether you live in the country, the city or the suburbs, if you’re frequently out and about after sunset, you’ve likely encountered a raccoon or two in your yard or …

Box Turtle (Photo by Brian Hefele)

Sleeping Animals that are as Shutdown as the Government

While our government is still hibernating, I wanted to highlight some fascinating ways wildlife “shutdown”. 8 Random Facts About Animal “Shutdowns” 1. Eastern box turtles spend nights concealed in a shallow depression …

Ricky Raccoon drawing by Griffin, age 7

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest Winners

The October issue of Ranger Rick Jr. has hit mailboxes, and this month’s magazine is extra special because it includes the five winning drawings from our Draw Ricky contest. The …

NWF Naturalist brings a racccoon on the Today Show.

NWF Naturalist Teased on Today Show

  As National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist and media personality,  I do a monthly appearance on the Today Show, usually during the 4th hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Each time, …

Photo by Hari Viswanathan.

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

artist christian slade

Meet the Artist Behind Ricky Raccoon and Enter Ranger Rick…

Ricky Raccoon waving

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest for Kids

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Hoda Holds a Scorpion

Here’s a clip of NWF’s most recent appearance on the Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to promote National Wildlife Week. Of the two hosts, Hoda is …

Because of Pythons, Nine Lives May Not Be Enough for Florida Panther

[br] If cats have nine lives, an endangered cougar subspecies may be down to its last one. The Florida panther has been a whisker away from extinction for decades, struggling …

Family of red squirrels by Lori Deiter

Wildlife Inspiration: 5 Adorable Baby Animal Photos

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 …

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