Latest National Park Service News

Scientists study cause of endangered whale calf's death

Nov. 22, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says scientists are trying to discover the cause of death of a whale calf belonging to “one of the rarest marine mammals” on earth after it was found stranded on a beach on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Biologists performed a necropsy...

National Park Service faces $270M wrongful death claim

Nov. 12, 2020 5:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The family of a women's rights activist from Uganda has filed a more than $270 million wrongful death and personal injury claim against the National Park Service after she was decapitated by an unsecured gate at Utah's Arches National Park. Newlyweds Esther “Essie” Nakajjigo,...

Annual memorial event at Antietam canceled due to pandemic

Oct. 3, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — An annual memorial event at Antietam National Battlefield has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Park Service announced. The 32nd Memorial Illumination that had been set for Dec. 5 will not take place this year, the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reported...

Another mountain lion found dead on California freeway

Sep. 23, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another mountain lion was found dead Wednesday on a Southern California freeway, prompting autthorities to say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars who have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory. The mountain lion was found dead on Interstate...