An area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been closed to the public through next March to ease the stresses on hibernating bats.
Increased bear activity has led Glacier National Park officials to temporarily close the St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of the park. The campground has seen a recent increase in bears, creating a high potential for unpleasant encounters between humans and bruins.
Here's your quick cheat sheet to five of the best units in the National Park System for finding wildlife this fall.
If you're in Grand Teton National Park later this month, keep your eyes open for signs warning about grizzly bear trapping operations.
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.