Wildlife

Rock Creek Park In Washington, D.C., Latest To Turn To Culling Deer Herd

You can add Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., to the slowly growing list of parks that have turned to lethal means to tamp down burgeoning populations of ungulates, whether they are elk or deer.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day In Rocky Mountain National Park Or Mesa Verde National Park

If you missed celebrating International Migratory Bird Day last month, you can make it up by heading to Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday for a bird walk in the park

Where The Wild Things Are: Untamed Americas

Where are the wild things? For those who call a metropolitan area home, and seldom leave its concrete and steel confines, that might be a reasonable question. National Geographic has the answers for you in a two-night series, Untamed Americas, that debuts this Sunday and Monday nights.

Be Bear Aware If You're Heading To Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Or Yosemite National Parks

Bears are part of the package if you travel to the High Sierra parks -- Sequoia, Kings Canyon, or Yosemite -- and you should know what to expect and how to react if you encounter one this summer.

Aggressive Black Bear Put Down In Dinosaur National Monument

A black bear that began acting too comfortable with humans and their meals in DInosaur National Monument has been put down by park staff.

Turtle Nesting Season Has Biscayne National Park Officials Asking Visitors To Be Careful

With sea turtles coming ashore at Biscayne National Park for nesting, officials are urging park visitors to keep their distance from turtles and any nests they see.

Study Assessing Climate Change Impacts On Birds Includes Yosemite National Park

A study intended to measure the impacts of climate change on Western bird species involves Yosemite National Park, where researchers will spend a year examining how some common Sierra Nevada species will respond to climate changes.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Banker Horses At Cape Lookout National Seashore

Got a thing for horses? Visit Shackleford Banks when you travel to Cape Lookout National Seashore to see horses descended from Spanish stallions brought to the New World centuries ago.

Channel Islands National Park To Celebrate Decade Of Bald Eagle Recovery

Since bald eagle recovery efforts began at Channel Islands National Park in 2002, the number of resident bald eagles in the park has grown to more than 30. On May 19 the park will celebrate this achievement with a day full of activities.

Survey Shows Slight Drop In Number Of Incubating Bald Eagle Nests At Voyageurs National Park

A slight drop in the number of bald eagle nests with eggs has been recorded at Voyageurs National Park during the annual survey earlier this month.

Watching Grizzlies In The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Wildlife fascinate most folks to some degree, and grizzlies seem to take that to an even higher level. But we definitely prefer to watch these animals from a distance. Daryl Hunter lets you do that from the comfort of your home in the following video.

White-Nose Syndrome Detected In Bats At Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is the latest unit of the National Park System to have bats infected with white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that already has killed about 7 million bats in the country.

Birding In The National Parks: Do You Have The Necessary Gear?

Every hobby has its collection of necessary equipment. You can’t golf without clubs, balls, and tees. You can’t knit without a collection of needles and a room full of yarn. You can’t (and definitely shouldn’t) skydive without a parachute. Birding is no exception. The beauty of birding as a hobby, however, is that there are distinct stages of equipment necessity

NPCA Field Report: Help Needed For The Atlantic Sturgeon To Recover

Sturgeon might have graced Captain John Smith's dinner table when he explored the Chesapeake Bay in 1607-1609, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one in the waters of the national historic trail that bears his name today.

No. 610 And Her Triplets Take A Stroll At Grand Teton National Park, The Video!

It's National Park Week, so why wouldn't the grizzlies be out and about in Grand Teton National Park?

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Strutting Sage Grouse At Grand Teton National Park

Where can you see one of the more unusual rites of spring in the animal kingdom? Head to Grand Teton National Park to watch the sage grouse strut.

Big Cypress National Preserve Extends Deadline For Your Comments On Hunting Plan

The public has two more weeks to comment on a management plan guiding hunting in Big Cypress National Preserve, a rugged 729,000-acre swath of south Florida that is home to perhaps the most endangered mammal in North America.

Pythons Roaming Everglades National Park Develop Taste For Birds And Their Eggs

You can add birds, and their eggs, to the prey that are falling victim to non-native Burmese pythons snaking through Everglades National Park, according to a study by Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service staff.

Are Wolves At Isle Royale National Park On Their Last Legs?

Wolf numbers at Isle Royale National Park -- 9 -- are the lowest ever counted since annual observations of wolves and moose on the Lake Superior island began in 1958, raising concerns that the predators might soon be gone from the park.

Elk-Antler Poachers Busted At Wind Cave National Park

Elk antlers wind up in art, are ground into perceived aphrodisiacs, and grace fireplaces. But they're also illegal to collect in national parks, as three Minnesotans found out when they were busted last weekend in Wind Cave National Park.

Visitors To Glacier National Park Warned To Stay Out Of Critical Winter Range For Wildlife

Though spring is breaking out across many parts of the country, in the northern Rockies winter is still the norm, and in Glacier National Park visitors are being urged to let wildlife enjoy their winter range through mid-May.

Bears Coming To Life In Grand Teton, Yellowstone National Parks

Grizzly and black bears are starting to come out of hibernation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, prompting officials there to warn visitors about the hungry bruins.

Bats Infected With White-Nose Syndrome Found At Both Acadia And Great Smoky Mountains National Parks

White-nose syndrome, a disease deadly to bats, has been detected in both Acadia and Great Smoky Mountains national parks.

Nesting Of Peregrine Falcons Leads To Temporary Closure Of Precipice Area At Acadia National Park

It's a good sign of spring, and a great sign that a once-endangered species is doing well: the return of nesting peregrine falcons to Acadia National Park has led to the temporary closures of the Precipice and Valley Cove Cliffs areas of the park.

Wolves At Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Appear To Be Thriving

Wolves in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve seem to be thriving, according to the preserve's latest report on the canids, with at least 71 animals divided among nine packs.

Yogi The Bear Meets His Match At Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Yogi might have been smarter than the average bear, but he was just a two-dimensional cartoon character. But there's a bear in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve who really seems to be smarter than the average bear, as he's figured out how to use tools.

Good Start: Bald Eagle Chick Hatches At Channel Islands National Park

It wasn't too long ago that you couldn't find a nesting bald eagle at Channel Islands National Park, but things are definitely different today. Just the other day the 2012 bald eagle breeding season got of to a record start with the earliest known natural hatching of a bald eagle chick on the Channel Islands, according to park staff.

Yellowstone National Park Wolf Population Numbers Down

Wolf numbers in Yellowstone National Park at the end of 2011 were far off their peak of 174 counted back in 2003, a decline attributed to disease and a smaller prey base.

Ongoing Research At Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Shows Steady Peregrine Falcon Population

Raptors are returning to many areas in the National Park System for nesting, including to the Upper Yukon River in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska.

Wind Cave National Park Collars Elk To Learn From Them

Not even elk at Wind Cave National Park can escape the eye in the sky these days.
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