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Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

We’re thankful for all of you and all the amazing wildlife around us!

Duckstravaganza!

Right before the sun set last night, we had a spectacular show of mallard ducks stop by to get seed scraps below our bird feeders.

Mallard ducks

Make Someone Smile Today

On this International World Kindness Day!

This is one of my favorite photos and I’m hoping it makes you smile. This is Kristin taking a selfie with a baby Burro when we were in Custer State Park, South Dakota. I’m certain it was the Burro’s very first selfie!

Share this photo to make someone smile or share a photo on one of your social channels and make your peeps smile today.

Be kind today and every day.

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Kristin taking a selfie with a Burro along the Wildlife Loop Road in the Black Hills, South Dakota.

Two Days Left in Polar Bear Week

Polar Bear Week falls during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Canada, where Polar Bears gather to wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze so they can return to hunting seals. They will have had very little to eat since the spring ice thaw, so freezing of the ice is critical for them.

As temperatures dip colder, remember the Polar Bears rely on the cold weather to freeze the ice so they can eat. Climate change directly impacts their ability to survive.

Bring on the cold temps! And put on another sweater if you need to stay warm.

Here are some pics from Churchill I took a few years back. Enjoy!

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Polar Bear Close Up

National Hug a Bear Day

It’s for hugging teddy bears only! Though hugging real bears would be so awesome!

Enjoy this little bear hugging its mom.

Trip Tip: If you want to see a Grizzly Bear, one of the best National Parks to see one is Katmai National Park in Alaska!

Clinging to Mom

It’s National Bison Day

Did you know … Bison are the largest land mammals in North America. Adult males can weigh over 2,000 pounds and can run up to 40 miles per hour. They are a near threatened species.

Bison are the national mammal of the U.S. Tens of millions of Bison once roamed America’s grasslands, but they were nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century. Decades of conservation have restored their numbers to about 21,000.

Wolf Week Fun Fact #6

Wolves are carnivores, which means that they mainly eat meat.If they can’t find many big animals, they will also eat squirrels, mice, weasels and foxes. Wolves will also add to their diet with other foods that are readily available, such as apples, pears, berries and melons.

Enjoy this Wolf photo!

Leader of the pack

Wolf Week Fun Fact #5

They can run fast and don’t get tired very easily, so they can outrun anything that might be trying to chase them.

Enjoy this Wolf photo!

Wolf stare

Wolf Week Fun Fact #4

Wolves can tell when an animal is weak or injured. They may leave a lone Elk alone if they detect it’s a healthy Elk.

Enjoy this Wolf video I took while in Yellowstone National Park of Wolves stalking an Elk. I was on the far side of the valley, so the camera shakes a bit.

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