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Black-footed ferret. Photo by Ryan Hagerty for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How many grassland animals do you know?

5/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, there are still critical protections for wildlife that are missing. …

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Wildlife Gardening on Today Show

4/28/2012 // By David Mizejewski

Garden for Wildlife Month kicks off on May 1st so I themed my most recent appearance on the Today Show around “backyard wildlife,” native plants, and simple tips on how to make your garden a place for the local critters …

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

2/1/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

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 to survive amidst habitat loss, pollution, disease and uncontrolled hunting.  Unfortunately, …

7 Jaw-Dropping Facts About What Snakes Really Eat

12/13/2011 // By NWF

If you’ve played our irresistibly silly mobile app for 2 to 5 year olds, What Did Snakey Eat?, you know that kids get to help Sammy the Skunk figure out what his friend Snakey ate by matching the shape in Snakey’s belly to …

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Wild Thanksgiving on Today Show

11/23/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Here’s the clip of National Wildlife Federation’s Today Show segment in celebration of Thanksgiving. In keeping with the theme, I of course brought on a wild turkey.  I wanted to show viewers the wild version of the domestic bird that …

Wolf spider by Adam Fleishman

Should You Be Scared of These Three Creepy Creatures?

10/28/2011 // By Rachel Faulkner

On Halloween, we take delight in things that are scary, gross us out, and make our skin crawl. These three animals may make you squirm, but you don’t need to be afraid. 1. Spiders There a ton of myths about …

Great horned owl by Larry Hitchens

5 Spook-tacular Animals to Welcome to Your Garden this Halloween

10/26/2011 // By NWF

Each year at Halloween, popular decorations and public perceptions can give some animals a reputation for being menacing or malignant. But some of these creepy critters, like spiders, owls and bats, can be especially beneficial to your backyard habitat. Owls …

Florida Fairy Shrimp, NOAA

Going, Going, Gone? Two Florida Species May Be Extinct

10/7/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The south Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp may have names that sound magical, but the magic may have run out for both of them. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, both species are probably extinct. These …

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski show Martha Stewart an Alligator Snapping Turtle.

Martha Stewart and Wildlife Adoption

3/31/2011 // By David Mizejewski

I recently appeared on the Martha Stewart Show to promote National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Adoption program. I brought some animal ambassadors with me to help inspire the viewers to want to protect wildlife. Several of the species I brought are …

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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 …

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