Earthfire Stories

Tag: Buffalo
White bison eating hay

Between getting ready for winter and speaking at a variety of events, we’ve been especially busy lately. But Dante Rios, our animal caretaker, has been delighting us with beautiful pictures...

Fox standing on a log

Foxes Sprite and Ghost got to enjoy some beautiful weather while stretching their legs in one of the animal gardens. Ghost took his cues from his elder at most turns,...

White chicken in a nesting box

Sally the Chicken was on the office porch as she often is, sunning herself, when something told me she wanted attention. When I bent to pet her, she tucked her...

Profile of a bison's head

Foffy the Mustang, Garrett the Farrier, and Bluebell the Displeased Bison Bluebell was not pleased. It is not good when Bluebell is not pleased. She is a massive, powerful, assertive...

Face of a young grizzly bear

I offered Teton a slice of fresh pineapple. He looked at it with disdain. Didn’t bother to even sniff it, just walked away. Stately. He is a mango and pear...

Face of a brown and black goat

Adrianna the goat wasn’t feeling well in the evening. She refused to get up. She had diarrhea. Worried, we called the vet. “Was she wormed? Was she vaccinated? Take her...

Bison eating hay with a piece of broken orange utility fence stuck on her horn

When the winter winds blow fiercely, snow drifts pile up in the Wildlife Garden so high that the wolves can just walk straight out of the Garden. In order to...

— by Deb Matlock M.A. — Recently in Yellowstone National Park, a couple of visitors from out of the country saw a baby bison laying by the side of the...

Close up of a bison calf's face

— by Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D. — There was a national sadness at the euthanizing of a baby bison in Yellowstone last May. It was taken away from its herd...

Close up of bear feet

There are places in Yellowstone National Park where alternating grizzly bear footsteps are worn deep into the earth, forming trails that lead to very specific sites at geothermal vents. These...

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