Category: animals

We hope you enjoy the weekend as much as this …

We hope you enjoy the weekend as much as this fox playing King of the Hill at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Photo by J. Mills, National Park Service.

It all fell through

It all fell through

Katmai National Park and Preserve is world-renown for brown bear…

Katmai National Park and Preserve is world-renown for brown bear viewing. About 2,200 brown bears are estimated to inhabit the park, and more bears than people are estimated to live on Alaska Peninsula. For those who visit the park (or are frequent viewers of #BearCam), they can learn about a bear’s behavior – like this mama and her three cubs standing up. Bear cubs often imitate their mother’s every move, and standing on hind legs allows bears to get a better view or smell of what’s around them. Photo by A. Ramos, National Park Service.

The guardian

The guardian

Happy National Bison Day! We’re celebrating our national mammal…

Happy National Bison Day! 

We’re celebrating our national mammal with this pic of a bison and its baby at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Public lands managed by Interior support 17 bison herds – or approximately 10,000 bison – in 12 states, including Alaska. 

Check out more interesting facts about bison:  http://on.doi.gov/1Oc7VXg 

Photo courtesy of Rich Keen, DPRA.

Halloween

Halloween

The light

The light

Happy Bat Week! /\^._.^/\ Called creepy, scary and spooky, bats…

Happy Bat Week! /\^._.^/\ 

Called creepy, scary and spooky, bats often get a bad rap. These little creatures are an important species that impact our daily lives in ways we might not even realize – from pollinating our favorite fruits to eating pesky insects to inspiring medical marvels. Learn more about bats: http://on.doi.gov/bats

On my way

On my way

High and dry

High and dry