Wildlife Facts

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Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

Which Shark Species are You?

Sharks have an undeserved bad reputation. Take our quiz to find out which shark channels your inner self and learn more about these amazing wild animals! Want to learn more …

Bison: At the Heart of the Montana Water Rights Protection Act

Also known as the Flathead Water Compact, this legislation will give management of the National Bison Range to the Salish and Kootenai tribes—where it belongs. A positive, forward-looking approach to …

Facts About the “Murder Hornet”

Recent documentation of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) in Canada and Washington state have prompted questions and concern about the species. While invasive non-native species are a real problem …

QUIZ: Marks on Bark

Here’s some animal Tree-via for you this Arbor Day. Can you guess what made these marks on bark? Looking for more ways to celebrate? Leaf through these 9 fun facts …

QUIZ: What’s Your Wildlife Personality?

As we admire wildlife inside these days, we’re inviting you to discover which amazing wildlife species channels your inner self! We all have a wild side. What’s yours? Your donation today …

6 Creative Ways Wildlife Find Shelter

Whether you prefer building your own place, finding somewhere move-in ready, or living a little more transiently, we all have preferences about where we stay—and wildlife do too. Here are …

Guess Who: Migratory Birds

Whether you’re avid for avians or feeling featherbrained among the flock, we bet we can teach you something new about birds! Test your knowledge to see if you can identify …

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Spotted Zebras, Yellow Cardinals, and Three-Antlered Deer: What Causes these Animal Oddities?

Albinism, extra appendages, unique coat patterns—all are caused by changes in a species’ genetic makeup. Genetic mutations can alter how a species looks, how it behaves, and how its body …

Salmon for Chummies

Scale up your knowledge with these 5 facts Salmon are a well-known fish, showing up in streams, rivers, and restaurants around the country…but how much do you really know about …

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