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A Wild 12 Days of Christmas

Feeling festive this season? You’re not the only one! Get ready to give that English carol a run for its money with 12 Days of North American Wildlife! A California …

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Say Hello to Some “Deer” Friends

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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Santa’s Magical Wildlife: What if He Couldn’t Use Reindeer?

With Christmas coming up, we can’t help but think about one of the most famous animals of Christmas, the reindeer. Reindeer, called caribou in North America, are only found in …

Peregrine Falcon photo photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ted Glasoe

Guess These Wildlife Talents

Wildlife come in different shapes and sizes, and with different abilities and talents. Some wildlife talents are more well-known than others, like frogs that can swiftly shoot their tongues out …

Photo Courtesy of Philippe Henry, NWF Photo Contest Entrant

Trees for Wildlife – The Gift that Keeps Giving

This Giving Tuesday, for every $10 that you donate to protect wildlife across the country, one native tree will be planted. You have the opportunity to join us in the …

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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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