The first phase of a multi-year research project to reduce the prevalence rate of Chronic Wasting Disease found in the elk population at Wind Cave National Park was recently completed with seven tons of meat sent to a food bank.
Wind Cave National Park
You can help your children learn about nature and develop skills to explore the natural world by attending Wind Cave National Park’s Adventures in Nature programs. These programs are offered at the park every other Tuesday beginning January 10 through April 4.
Nine black-footed ferrets have new homes after being released at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. These ferrets, raised at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado, will augment the park’s estimated ferret population of 25 to 30 animals.
Limited cave tours are being offered at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota due to elevator problems. All tours are now entering and exiting the cave via the Walk-in Entrance and proceed only as far as the Post Office Room. Visitors will need to descend and climb up 155 stairs, which is equivalent to climbing a 15-story building.
Bison will be celebrated as the nation's official mammal when Wind Cave National Park serves as the backdrop for speakers and entertainment celebrating the shaggy ungulate on November 1.
A slightly larger than preferred population of elk in Wind Cave National Park, one carrying Chronic Wasting Disease, has led to a decision to cull the herd this November.
After traveling 1,975 miles across seven states as part of the American Solar Challenge, it all ends for college teams from across the world with a checkered flag at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota on Saturday, August 6.
With his signature President Obama on Monday signed off on legislation that makes the bison the national mammal of the United States. But that doesn't mean the icon of the National Park Service won't be hunted if it wanders out of Yellowstone National Park.
While the official date marking the centennial of the National Park Service still is more than six months off, that's not stopping individual parks from announcing their plans for marking the big date. And at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, the plans revolve around music, gatherings, and youth activities.
A number of National Park System units saw record visitation last year, and among them was Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, where more than 109,000 visitors went underground.