Elk at Tule Elk National Wildlife Refuge. Once estimated to have a population of fewer than 30, these unique Tule elk now number more than 4,000. See them — and other terrific wildlife — just two hours outside of San Francisco, California. Photo by Lee Eastman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. From the US Department of the Interior blog.
Pronghorn on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS. Taken on 2/28/17; tweeted by the US Fish & Wildlife Service 3/2/17.
Moose and Black Billed Magpie on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 3/2/17.
Two elk smooch while enjoying the view at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Every autumn, elk gather for the rut or annual mating season. Bull elk can be heard calling to females with a crescendo of deep, resonant tones that rise rapidly to a high-pitched squeal before dropping to a series of grunts. Photo by Brent Willmert, from the US Department of the Interior blog.
The pronghorn antelope is the fastest animal in North America. Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS. Tweeted by the US Fish & Wildlife service, 1/20/17.
One of nature’s most social and playful creatures, river otters have big personalities and even bigger appetites. Often seen in groups, they can be observed hunting and frolicking year round at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri. In winter, you might even catch them sliding across the ice on their bellies. Photo by Kenny Bahr. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/25/17.
A white-tailed jackrabbit on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge blends into the background with his white winter fur. Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/31/17.
Just two weeks ago, a group of eight elk died in the Boise foothills after feeding on Japanese yew plants. This week, a herd of 50 pronghorn antelope were found dead in Payette, victims of the same toxic shrub. 12 more words