Nature Travel

Abandoned ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Hoisted From Alaskan Wilderness

The Alaska National Guard airlifted the abandoned bus from 2007 classic Into the Wild due to public safety concerns.

Located on the Stampede Trail near Alaska’s Denali National Park in Healy, Alaska, the Fairbanks Bus 142 attracted hikers from around the world trying to reach it.

Some hikers even drowned in the attempt. The state issued 15 search and rescue operations between 2009 and 2017.

The film was an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book Into the Wild which tells the story of American hiker Christopher McCandless. He traveled across North American before winding up in the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s.

McCandless lived in the bus until starving to death in 1992 after spending 114 days there.

via Alaska National Guard
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The crested auklet attracts mates by smelling like tangerines

The crested auklet enjoys a very unique way of attracting mates.

Already looking like a bassist of a punk band (check the nose hair clip), the bird also smells like tangerines.

The seabird’s plumage emits the citrus aroma in its mating process to draw more attention from the crowd.

Crested auklets mainly live in the Northern Pacific and Bering Sea.

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