Wildlife

Updated: Grizzly Kills Hiker In Yellowstone National Park

A man hiking with his wife near the Canyon area in Yellowstone National Park was mauled to death Wednesday by a sow grizzly, becoming the first person killed by a grizzly in the park since 1986, park officials said Wednesday.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Brown Bears In Katmai National Park and Preserve

Perhaps the biggest stage for bears in the National Park System these days is Brooks Camp at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, where July is a great month for viewing bears fishing the Brooks River there.

Grizzly Photographed In North Cascades National Park

North Cascades grizzly, copyright Joe Sebille
A backcountry hiker in North Cascades National Park has been credited with photographing a grizzly in the park, the first confirmed sighting of the species there since 1996.

Aggressive Mountain Lion Spotted In Glacier National Park

Visitors to the Lake McDonald area of Glacier National Park are being warned to watch out for an aggressive mountain lion.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Bats At Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Stop by Carlsbad Caverns National Park these days around sunset and you'll be able to see not just one or two bats, but possibly as many as 400,000 as they exit the cave en masse for their nightly meal.

Savor The Gifts That Are Grizzly Bear 399 & Clan in Grand Teton National Park

What’s the value of a grizzly bear? For far more people than not, few things in this age of avatars surpass the thrill of seeing a grizzly bear family in its native element. The story of Jackson Hole grizzly No. 399, who emerged from the den this year with her second troop of triplet cubs in half a decade, speaks to another kind of worth. It says something about us.

Bald Eagle Hatching on Anacapa Island is Big News for Channel Islands National Park

Efforts to reestablish a bald eagle population in Channel Islands National Park reached another important milestone when scientists confirmed the successful natural hatching of a chick on West Anacapa Island - the first such event in over 60 years.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Peregrine Falcons At Acadia National Park

Though you'll probably need a good pair of binoculars or a spotting scope, adult peregrine falcons and their chicks should be somewhat visible at Acadia National Park from now into August.

Cow Elk at Olympic National Park Killed After Becoming Too Brazen Around Park Visitors

A cow elk that had become brazen around visitors to the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park was put down by rangers after efforts to haze the animal proved fruitless, park officials said.

Glacier National Park Embarking on Long-term Grizzly Bear Study

Without doubt Glacier National Park is in the heart of one of the wildest ecosystems in the lower 48 United States -- the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. But how wild is it when it comes to grizzly bears? A new study will help answer that question.

Be Aware Of Black Bears If You're Visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore This Summer

Black bears are relatively plentiful in northern Michigan this year in general and at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore specifically. As a result, visitors are being reminded to keep clean campsites and be watchful for the bruins.

Adult Grizzly Struck and Killed By Motorist In Yellowstone National Park

A late-night collision between a grizzly bear and a vehicle in Yellowstone National Park killed the bear, according to park officials.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Wolves, Bison and Bears in Yellowstone National Park

Spring is a great time to spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, and in the park the Lamar Valley is a particularly good spot to find yourself in right about now if you want to see wolves, bison, elk, and possibly grizzly bears.

Bison Hazing Could Snarl Traffic in Yellowstone National Park This Week

Traveling into Yellowstone National Park this weekend from West Yellowstone? Watch out for wranglers herding hundreds of bison back into the park.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Fireflies At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There is one place in the National Park System where the fireflies are almost like a well-conducted orchestra in that they all blink in unison. And if you head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park now, you just might see that performance.

Grand Teton National Park Urging Motorists To Slow Down and Watch Out For Wildlife

It's getting to be that time of year again -- summer's coming, folks are heading out to national parks, and wildlife are losing their lives to collisions with vehicles.

Tornado Destroys Great Blue Heron Rookery At Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

A tornado has devastated a great blue heron rookery at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, killing nearly 200 of the graceful birds.

Study Points To Value Of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem For Future of Wolverines

A four-year search for wolverines in Yellowstone National Park and the ecosystem neighboring the eastern half of the park detected surprisingly few of the carnivores, but concluded that the park has increasingly valuable habitat that could help the species avoid extinction in the contiguous United States.

Pacific Fisher Denning in Yosemite National Park

A young Pacific fisher, a cousin to the weasel, has been denning in the southern reaches of Yosemite National Park, the first time biologists have been able to confirm such activity in the park.

Marking 'Endangered Species Day' In the National Park System

Across the National Park System there are successes to note in pulling species back from the brink of extinction. But there also are stories to lament.

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles Arriving En Masse At Padre Island National Seashore

Not since record keeping began two decades ago have as many Kemp's ridley sea turtles come ashore to nest at Padre Island National Seashore in one day as the 29 that turned up the other day, according to seashore biologists.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Grand Teton National Park

Spring -- a time of renewal, of wildlife migrations, and of growth in animal populations -- is a great time to be in Grand Teton National Park if you want to see wildlife.

75 Bald Eagle Nests Spotted In Voyageurs National Park, 37 With Eggs Being Incubated

The annual count of bald eagle nests in Voyageurs National Park has tallied 75 nests, although only 37 of them were seen with adults incubating eggs, according to park officials.

Yellowstone National Park Officials Slowly Setting Corralled Bison Free

Hundreds of bison that have been penned up for much of the winter rather than being allowed to follow ingrained migrational urges into Montana are slowly being released into Yellowstone National Park.

"State of Birds" Report Points To Value of National Parks, Other Public Lands For Birds

The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.

Updated: Wildfire Kills Four Florida Panther Kittens in Big Cypress National Preserve

Neither efforts by crews to remove brushy fuels nor water drops from helicopters could save a litter of four Florida panther kittens from dying in a wildfire sweeping across Big Cypress National Preserve.

Two-Year Study Into Harlequin Ducks In Glacier National Park Getting Under Way

A two-year study into how harlequin ducks use Glacier National Park waters is getting under way with a goal of identifying factors that can boost nest success and chick survival.

Some In Congress Urge National Park Service To Find Solution for Yellowstone National Park Bison

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis is being urged by a handful of congressional representatives to push for a solution to Yellowstone National Park's bison problem.
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Kemp's Ridley Turtle Nesting Season Off To Good Start At Padre Island National Seashore

Relatively small in size, and easily camouflaged in the beach sand, the Kemp's ridley sea turtle didn't come ashore at Padre Island National Seashore to bask in the sun, but rather to lay her clutch of eggs and retreat to the Gulf of Mexico in less than an hour.

How Stable Is The Future Of Isle Royale National Park's Wolf Population?

Inbreeding, gender woes, and even climate change could be conspiring to doom the future of Isle Royale National Park's wolf population.
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