Sperm whale. Photo copyright Westend61/Alamy

7 Facts About Sperm Whales

The National Wildlife Federation is working to permanently protect undisturbed deep ocean habitat off our Atlantic Coast to safeguard species like the endangered sperm whale. To better protect sperm whales, …

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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of …

Sandhill cranes. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kathy Urbach

Follow Wildlife to Your Next Campground

Think you’ve seen all the great campsites? How about trying something new as part of your Great American Campout? Rather than following your normal camping route, mix it up and …

Humpback Whale

Animals to Give Your Heart to This Valentine’s Day

I’m not a huge fan of all the heart shaped balloons and pink of Valentine’s Day. I find it an exhausting holiday. But I’m not heartless. That’s why I’m more than …

Oregon State U: Commited to Conservation & Wildlife On and…

A pilot whale breaking the surface of the Atlantic. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Emily Brigham.

Dangerous Waters: More Pilot Whales Stranded in Florida

New App Can Save a Whale in the Southeast

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Awesome Wildlife Record Breakers

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 …

Giant squid eyes are huge, farsighted, and well-adapted to detecting predators (flickr | Jonathan Lampron)

Giant Squid Eyeballs are Crucial in Arms Race vs. Sonar-Equipped Sperm Whales

Long fodder for maritime myth and pulp horror, the giant squid must be the most famous animal we still don’t understand very well, from its mating habits to the fundamental …

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Wildlife Photos We’ll Never Forget

Photography has played a prominent role in National Wildlife ever since the first issue came out in 1962. In the 50 years since, the magazine has published more than 14,000 …

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