Grizzly 399 with her Three Cubs

Grizzly 399 is alive!! and she’s emerged with a new cub!

For all of us who have had the privilege of witnessing this matriarch with her offspring, you can image our horror upon hearing that a hunter was claiming to have killed this spectacular “mom” earlier in the year (2016). We now know that Grizzly 399 (“Blondie”) lives! She emerged from her den at 10:13am on […]

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Lone Elk (Spike) in the Fog - (Great Smoky Mountains NP)

Tragedy Strikes: Habituation to Humans Ends in Young Elk’s Death in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Many of you have already seen the video (going viral) showing a young male elk (spike) interacting with a photographer in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This young elk was play-sparring with a man who had been photographing wildlife in the park. Normally, wildlife will not approach humans but, in this case, the elk […]

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Photo of Deb Tappan and Utah in North Carolina

Adopt a Pet, Please

By Utah (the dog, not the state) Tappan Hi everyone! My name is Utah. I’m Deb’s “littlest peanut” and all around dog pal! We’re strong proponents of pet adoption from area shelters and rescues and equally strong opponents to “puppy mills” and the like. Was I adopted? You betcha! But did you know that nationally […]

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Little Black Bear Cub with a Dandelion

Please Help Stop Brutal “Bear Baying” in South Carolina

Outlawed in all states but South Carolina, “bear baying” also known as “bear tethering” or “bear baiting” (the act of using dogs to attack de-clawed, de-toothed and chained defenseless bears) is horrible and grossly inhumane. Please go to the site below to learn more and to sign the petition seeking the outlawing of this abuse […]

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Environmental Advocacy Sites

Discover Life in America (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory) Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Wildlife Land Trust Vital Ground The Yellowstone Association Pacific Whale Foundation Foothills Land Conservancy Glen Canyon Natural History Association Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Parks Conservation Association 

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Animal Advocacy Sites

Grreat Dog Rescue The Humane Society of the United States Pets 911 Petfinder Undo It

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