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Kathie Lee and Hoda Campout on Today Show

6/20/2013 // By David Mizejewski

  The Great American Backyard Campout is this Saturday, June 22.  Families all across the country will head outside for a little old-fashioned camping fun (you can too – find out how right here). To get into the spirit, I […] Read more >

Jeff Ferland

Facebook Employees Rally Around Foxes—And Earn a Certified Wildlife Habitat!

6/18/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

When strolling through the Menlo Park headquarters of the technological giant Facebook, one might expect to encounter packs of software engineers or herds of hackers, but a skulk of gray foxes? Perhaps sensing the “friendly” nature of Facebook’s business, a […] Read more >

Gray fox yawning

Photo of the Day: Sleepy Gray Fox

6/17/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

By Mark Benfield, Louisiana State University

Of Sea Monsters and Men

6/13/2013 // By Mary Price

A new video has hit the internet showing an extraordinary and rarely seen sea creature deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The oarfish video originally recorded in 2011, was recently released in conjunction with an explanation of the creature which appeared […] Read more >

The Santa Cruz mountain lion hides behind some brush as officials decide how to return him to the wild (Photo Courtesy Shmuel Thaler/ Santa Cruz Sentinel)

The Day the Mountain Lion Came to Santa Cruz

6/10/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As someone who avidly follows California wildlife issues, a tweet grabbed my attention one morning last month. SCPD preparing ATVs to try to force mountain lion out of downtown Santa Cruz aqueduct. #scsnews pic.twitter.com/ZgJdaWSdcD — Jason Hoppin (@scnewsdude) May 16, […] Read more >

Damselfly in the rain

Photo of the Day: Rainy Day Damselfly

6/7/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

Would an American Win the Land Mammal Belmont Stakes?

6/7/2013 // By Miles Grant

The Wall Street Journal asks a great question this morning: Who would win if any animal could compete in this weekend’s Belmont Stakes with no rider required? Journal writers Geoff Foster and Jim Chairusmi call it the Wild Kingdom Stakes, […] Read more >

Long-tailed weasels peeking out of burrow

Photo of the Day: Long-tailed Weasel Peek-a-Boo

6/5/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Two, young long-tailed weasels (Mustela frenata) peeking out of a burrow Photo by Donald Quintana If you enjoy photos of wildlife and nature, check out the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Share and vote for your favorite entries or […] Read more >

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Wendy Williams Meets “Hot” Desert Animals

6/5/2013 // By Anne Goddard

NWF’s celebrity naturalist David Mizejewski’s latest TV appearance on The Wendy Williams Show was all about Wendy’s “hot” ratings. To complement the show’s theme, David brought in some desert animals including a fennec fox, a baby camel, an uromastyx and […] Read more >

Zebra herd

Photo of the Day: Keeping Pace

6/4/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

A zebra foal appears to be floating in mid-stride with all four legs lifted from the ground Photo by Daniel D’Auria, MD If you enjoy photos of wildlife and nature, check out the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Share […] Read more >