Wildlife Facts

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. …

Photo by Wapi Mahikan/ White Wolf Pack

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. …

Photo by WiggyToo via Flickr

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. …

Photo by Dan Mullen via Flickr

Future Ghosts? Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

Here are a few wildlife species we need to protect in the U.S. Red Wolf Status: Critically Endangered Threats: Hybridization with coyotes, vehicle and gunshot mortality from humans, and habitat loss …

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A Wild Halloween Costume Guide

It’s true that the world’s reptiles come with a frightening array of fierce fangs, deadly venom, powerful crushing jaws, and other terrors. But, as long as you give them a …

Red Knots in flight. Photo by Caudio Dias Timm/ Flickr

3 Birds in the Northeast That Need Our Help

The call to action is now clearer than ever, and a new sense of urgency is required. Working together, we must take bold steps to protect critical habitats and help …

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5 Endangered Species That Depend On Public Lands

These places we love are all of those things, but they are also places created to protect and restore wildlife. Our national parks, wildlife refuges and other wild public lands …

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