Todd Wilkinson, National Geographic

Todd Wilkinson

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Jane Goodall Joins Wyoming Protestors in Buying Up Grizzly Hunt Tickets

As the state prepares for its first legal grizzly hunt in years, animal advocates clash with hunting interests and state wildlife managers. → Read More

Famous Grandma Grizzly Bear Has Twins at 21

A year after her cub was killed by a car in Grand Teton National Park, the local celebrity 399 has emerged yet again—with two cubs in tow. → Read More

Dog's Death Spotlights Use of Cyanide 'Bombs' to Kill Predators

One of the weapons the U.S. government uses to poison predators killed a pet Labrador in Idaho, sparking new calls to ban the devices. → Read More

Yellowstone National Park: Great Migrations—Keeping Yellowstone’s Lifeblood Flowing

Migrating elk, pronghorn, and other wildlife help ensure a healthy ecosystem, but development could threaten their ancient routes. → Read More

Yellowstone National Park: Great Migrations—Keeping Yellowstone’s Lifeblood Flowing

Migrating elk, pronghorn, and other wildlife help ensure a healthy ecosystem, but development could threaten their ancient routes. → Read More

How Ranching and Hunting Shape Protections for Bison and Elk

Both species can carry a much feared disease. But when they wander beyond Yellowstone's boundaries, only one is welcome. → Read More

How Ranching and Hunting Shape Protections for Bison and Elk

Both species can carry a much feared disease. But when they wander beyond Yellowstone's boundaries, only one is welcome. → Read More

Yellowstone National Park: Threatened Species Are Thriving in Yellowstone. Now What?

The park's protected ecosystem has reinvigorated what remains of the Wild West. The question is whether this is as wild as it gets. → Read More

Yellowstone National Park: Booming Tourism Becomes a Stress Test for Yellowstone

As crowds soar, wildlife can suffer. And for the park's human visitors, the idea of getting away from it all gets tougher. → Read More

Yellowstone National Park: Are We Loving Yellowstone to Death?

As rural development pushes deeper into wild animals’ habitats, the park’s precious ecosystem is facing new threats. → Read More

Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears Should Not Be Hunted

With nature-loving America watching, this is an opportunity for western states to redeem themselves for wiping out much of our wildlife. → Read More

Is Florida’s Bear Hunt Necessary?

The bear population has risen in the state, but conservationists wonder what a weeklong hunt will accomplish. → Read More

Is Florida’s Bear Hunt Necessary?

The bear population has risen in the state, but conservationists wonder what a weeklong hunt will accomplish. → Read More

What's Next For Yellowstone's Grizzlies?

Experts debate whether the grizzly bear can continue to thrive if it's taken off Endangered Species Act protection in the Greater Yellowstone region. → Read More

How a Potent Pepper Spray Became the Best Bear Repellent

Two decades ago, many thought a simple can of chemicals could never thwart a charging grizzly. Here's why they were wrong. → Read More

'It Wasn't the Bear's Fault.' Grizzly Attack Survivor Stories

Survival rates for bear attacks are high. And those who have been mauled are often forgiving. → Read More

How to Not Get Attacked by a Bear

Bears are making a comeback across North America, and here's what you need to know if you cross paths with one. → Read More

What Happens to Problem Bears That Go to Rehab?

A remote facility in British Columbia, Canada, is giving orphans and bears with troubled histories a second chance at life in the wild. → Read More

What’s Next For the Orphaned Cubs of Dead Grizzly?

Most offspring of problem bears end up in zoos. Is that the right place for them? → Read More

What Do You Do With a Bear That Kills a Person?

After a Yellowstone grizzly with cubs killed a hiker, the park’s chief faced an agonizing decision—whether to let the bear go free or put her down. → Read More