America's Great Outdoors
This wildlife camera in Zion National Park gives a whole new meaning to the term “selfie.”Photo: National Park Service

This wildlife camera in Zion National Park gives a whole new meaning to the term “selfie.”

Photo: National Park Service

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Last week we asked you to send us photos and videos of your engagements or weddings on America’s public lands and we have been blown away by your responses! Unfortunately we could not include every submission that we received, but we think you will love what we put together.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Buffalo Zoo, in Buffalo, New York is the planned destination, for the near future, for an orphaned polar bear cub found near Point Lay, Alaska, on March 12. The three-to-four month-old male, named Kali (pronounced cully - the Inupiat name for Point Lay), is currently receiving care at the Alaska Zoo but is expected to be safely transported to the Buffalo Zoo sometime this spring, pending final approvals and the health of the cub.Kali will be introduced to the Buffalo Zoo’s female polar bear cub, born on November 27, 2012. She is being hand-raised by the Zoo’s veterinary and keeper staff due to inadequate care by the cub’s mother, Anana. The orphaned cub’s planned journey from Point Lay to Buffalo is the product of collaboration among the Alaska Zoo, the Buffalo Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the AZA’s Polar Bear Species Survival Plan® management group.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Buffalo Zoo, in Buffalo, New York is the planned destination, for the near future, for an orphaned polar bear cub found near Point Lay, Alaska, on March 12. The three-to-four month-old male, named Kali (pronounced cully - the Inupiat name for Point Lay), is currently receiving care at the Alaska Zoo but is expected to be safely transported to the Buffalo Zoo sometime this spring, pending final approvals and the health of the cub.

Kali will be introduced to the Buffalo Zoo’s female polar bear cub, born on November 27, 2012. She is being hand-raised by the Zoo’s veterinary and keeper staff due to inadequate care by the cub’s mother, Anana. The orphaned cub’s planned journey from Point Lay to Buffalo is the product of collaboration among the Alaska Zoo, the Buffalo Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the AZA’s Polar Bear Species Survival Plan® management group.

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Happy first day of spring everyone! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than this cute photo from the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Complex in California.Photo: USFWS

Happy first day of spring everyone! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than this cute photo from the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Complex in California.

Photo: USFWS

The cutest story you will read all week. A great story from our friends at Yosemite National Park. And we are happy to report that the sticks will soon be returned to their home.Photo: National Park Service

The cutest story you will read all week. A great story from our friends at Yosemite National Park. And we are happy to report that the sticks will soon be returned to their home.

Photo: National Park Service

Dennis Davenport’s photo of a great horned owlet from Ridgefield National WIldlife Refuge in Washington was a finalist in the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s 2012 photo contest. See more amazing finalist photos here. 

Dennis Davenport’s photo of a great horned owlet from Ridgefield National WIldlife Refuge in Washington was a finalist in the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s 2012 photo contest. See more amazing finalist photos here