While all national parks have abundant wildlife throughout the year, fall is prime time. Birds and animals are on the move, preparing for winter, and courting. They’re busy and plentiful.
Much has been made of the recent decision by Yellowstone National Park officials to put down a grizzly bear that was tied to the fatal mauling and partial consumption of a hiker. Is there a way you can perhaps help another bear from being put down? Perhaps, by donating to efforts to see bear-proof boxes installed at camgrounds throughout the park.
A plan to open Everglades National Park up to the "Python Challenge" early next year is both wrong and probably illegal, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which wants the National Park Service to prevent the hunt from being conducted within the park.
It didn't take long, less than seven or eight minutes, to kill the grizzly. First she was immobilized with a drug, and then the equivalent of a shot to her brain and it was over. While the killing brought an end to a bear that attacked and partially consumed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park, it won't likely bring an end to the controversy that was fanned by Social Media commentators.
Day trippers who failed to properly stow their coolers, packs and tote bags while enjoying a day at String, Leigh and Jenny lakes in Grand Teton National Park are responsible for a sow black bear and her cub being sent to a zoo in South Dakota for the rest of their lives.
Consider yourself a snake wrangler? Then you'll want to sign up for the 2016 Python Challenge™, a month-long effort to rid Everglades National Park of as many of the non-native Burmese pythons as possible.
Devils Tower National Monument will host a Bat Festival August 29th, 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in the monument's picnic area. The festival will feature demonstrations on how to build bat boxes, information booths, crafts, and activities for kids.
If you've been to Glacier National Park, and spent time in the Logan Pass area, you just might have had an impact on the mountain goats that hang out there, and not necessarily a good one.
Batman and Robin probably won't show up, but if you're interested in those denizens of the night that flit about in the darkness, head to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky later this month to attend the park's 5th annual Bat Night celebration.
Two grizzly cubs that were orphaned when their mother was killed for attacking and partially consuming a hiker in Yellowstone National Park will be sent to the Toledo Zoo in Ohio.