The Hazel Creek area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, closed since early June when a backpacker was mauled by a bear, has been reopened to hikers and backpackers.
Bison have gored two more people in Yellowstone National Park, bringing to four the number of gorings in the park this summer.
It sounds like a page from the script of Jaws, a blockbuster 40 years old this summer in which a massive great white shark terrorizes a fictional New England beach town during the Fourth of July weekend. No great white sharks are thought to be involved in the attacks at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and there have been no deaths, but three separate incidents there in the past week have officials warning beach goers to stay out of the water if they fear sharks.
While thousands of visitors will be racing to Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts for the Fourth of July Weekend and their summer vacations, park officials hope they'll take a few minutes to learn about great white sharks that are showing up more and more often in the seashore's waters.
A teenager cooling off in the waters of Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Saturday was attacked by a shark, with bites to his right calf, buttocks, and both hands.
With construction expected to start soon on a major development plan for Brooks River In Katmai National Park in Alaska, a former park superintendent fears the Park Service is more concerned with visitation to the area than the bears that rely on its salmon-rich fishery.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Biologists Kill Wrong Bear In Effort To Catch One That Attacked Backpacker
Great Smoky Mountains National Park biologists, who recently killed the wrong bear in their hunt for one that attacked a teenager while he slept in the backcountry, are working with a forensics lab to develop a DNA tracking procedure that could prevent similar misidentifications in the future.
A 3-year-old black bear that figured out vehicles might contain food was put down at Grand Teton National Park after rooting through a car before ransacking a housekeeping cart and making off with a purse.
A Glacier National Park black bear that attacked and ate a dog has been captured and put down by park rangers.
It's been called the most biodiverse protected area in the world, and an expedition launching this week into Bolivia's Madidi National Park should help put some parameters on that statement.