In my hundreds of hours of watching birds in the southeast, I’ve never seen an alligator eat a wading bird. They obviously do at some point, but I’ve never had the macabre pleasure of witnessing it. If you’re looking at a heron or egret in Everglades National Park, there’s likely an alligator in your field of vision at the same time. They’re often standing in close proximity.
For the first time since 2001 a rabid animal has been confirmed at Acadia National Park in Maine, where officials found the dead raccoon near the restroom at Sieur de Monts.
The Chesapeake Conservancy is launching a campaign to raise donations to pay for a wildlife webcam featuring a great blue heron rookery located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
UPDATED: USFWS Proposes To Remove Yellowstone, Grand Teton Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species Act Protection
Stating that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has recovered to the point of sustainability, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
How much does a grizzly bear weigh when it’s born? How many used to live in the contiguous 48 states? What is a bear’s most common food?
In what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling "the fastest successful recovery for any Endangered Species Act-listed mammal in the United States," the agency is proposing to remove three subspecies of the island fox native to the Channel Islands from ESA protection.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love appears to be in the air at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A pair of bald eagles has returned to the Ohio park and is actively tending to its nest within the Pinery Narrows area.
A lawsuit has been filed against the National Park Service by the Animal Legal Defense Fund on behalf of a journalist who wants to gain access to bison trapping operations at Yellowstone National Park.
Radio collars on wildlife can provide invaluable data to researchers pertaining to the animal's movements and, in some cases, response to climate change. So when a collar falls off, goes silent, or the animal dies, a lot of potential research is scuttled. That's the case in Los Angeles, where a female coyote that was being tracked by National Park Service researchers appears to have drowned.
Lance Crosby, out for a morning hike on a forested mountainside above the Lake development in Yellowstone National Park, apparently had little time to react when a sow grizzly charged him last summer, according to an investigation into his fatal mauling.