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Prescribed fire burning near Moose Meadows in Banff National Park

If you’re in Banff this weekend, don’t panic if you see smoke.

Fire crews with Banff National Park have ignited a 100-hectare prescribed fire in Moose Meadows, which is about 26 kilometres west of the Banff townsite on the Bow Valley Parkway. 172 more words

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Wild Things: Elk rut brings aggressive bulls into Banff townsite

Love is in the air in Alberta as elk start the annual fall rut.

In the coming weeks, male elk will return to lower elevations in the Bow Valley — and across the province — as they look for mates. 341 more words

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Environmental groups want Alberta government to ditch caribou plan

About a dozen environmental groups from across the country are urging the Alberta government to abandon a draft plan for the recovery of woodland caribou. 306 more words

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Alberta plans to add 1.8 million hectares of protected range for woodland caribou

The province says it will protect an additional 1.8 million hectares of woodland caribou range in northern Alberta and work to increase populations in central Alberta — in what one conservation group is calling a “boreal bonanza and foothills fiasco.” 730 more words

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Muntjacs: Tiny Cervids of Excess

People tend to think of deer as pretty uninteresting since we’re often used to seeing them traipsing around at the edges of agricultural fields or backyards. 2,506 more words

Vertebrates

The biggest little one at Safari

This month is a very special time at Wildlife Safari as we celebrate the birth of our first giraffe calf born here since the park began. 373 more words

Keeper Chats

Giraffes in art and illustration

Giraffes are strange looking creatures and as such they’re found in a lot of different visual contexts, from paintings and illuminations to illustrations for scientific materials and children’s literature. 183 more words

Scientific Illustration