Featured Creatures

Humpback Whale

These amazing whales migrate throughout the oceans, sing complex vocalizations and use nets of bubbles to capture schools of fish. The humpback whale populations were decimated by whaling and they are currently listed as endangered. The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is one of the world’s most popular mammals. They are known for their spectacular leaps out water, distinctive tail fins (flukes), and their melodic singing in the ocean’s depths. The humpback is a baleen whale, a filter feeder that strains… Continue reading

Grizzly Bear

When Lewis and Clark explored the country, 50,000 to 100,000 grizzly bears roamed the wilderness of the West. As their habitat was destroyed by logging, mining, oil and gas drilling and land development, the powerful bears were threatened with extinction. Grizzly bears are an important symbol of wilderness and a key component of our unique Western wildlife heritage. Since grizzly bears are an umbrella species, the Endangered Species Act’s habitat protections for grizzlies also provides shelter for many other species… Continue reading