Wildlife Facts

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Riddle Me This: Who Depends on Trees?

Wildlife rely on trees for many things, including food and shelter. For many years, our Trees for Wildlife program has helped communities plant native trees for their local wildlife. For this …

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Meet the Trees

Trees are an investment — in wildlife, in people, in the future of our planet. For wildlife, they can provide food, water, cover, and places to raise young. For people, …

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Wildlife Idioms

White Elephant Contemporary Interpretation: A troublesome possession that is often expensive or inconvenient to maintain. Origin: White (albino) elephants were considered sacred and holy creatures in the antiquated era of …

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Today Show Celebrates Ranger Rick This Thanksgiving

Our naturalist David Mizejewski was back on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda to kick off Ranger Rick’s 50th anniversary and to share some North American wildlife — …

These two Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear Cubs have been left alone by their mother, right in front of a small group of photographers. The adult bears are habituated to accept small groups of photographers, who are under the supervision of professional guides, who closely monitor the actions, and distance from the bears, of the photographers. The mother of these two cubs was so comfortable with our presence, that she walked away from both us and the cubs. The two cubs sat down, and one put its leg and paw over the shoulder of the other, so, as if to say “don’t worry—mom will come back”.

A Wild Thank You

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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Fish Grow on Trees

My “ah-ha!” moment happened at a presentation I attended a few years ago. A slide on the screen showed two rows of fish: on the left, smaller fish from a …

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Top Pop Culture Trees

This upcoming Giving Tuesday, you can help wildlife in a unique way: for every $10 you donate to the National Wildlife Federation, we’ll plant a native tree to benefit wildlife. …

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Learn to Live Together from Wildlife

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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Trick or Treat: What do you know about bats?

Can you guess which bat fact is a trick (false) or treat (true)?   Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. …

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Tricks of Symbolic Halloween Critters

Meet some of these tricky Halloween-themed critters who have a few natural ruses of their own: Frogs For thousands of years frogs have been associated with folklore, sorcery, and wizardry. …

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