Animals

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Funny that black-tailed jackrabbits aren’t rabbits at all, they are hares. Unlike rabbits, hares are precocial, meaning that they are born ready for life. Baby jackrabbits, called leverets, are born complete with fur, open eyes, and can run within just…

Northern Elephant Seal

Northern Elephant Seal

Once thought to be extinct, northern elephant seals have made a tremendous comeback. And that’s great news because they are amazing animals. Named for the long noses of the males, northern elephant seals are huge, up to 16 feet long…

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

The male Painted Bunting is the most brightly colored bird in the United States. It’s as if God created it with the leftover colors from all the other birds; a little blue, a little red, a little yellow, a little…

Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Did you know that brown bears and grizzly bears are really the same species of bear? Only their habitat differentiates them: brown bears live along coastal rivers and grizzly bears (often considered a sub-species of brown bear) live inland. Actually,…