Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Nature & Wildlife in Yellowstone

Flora & Fauna

A greater number and variety of plants and wild animals live here, in their natural habitat, than anywhere else in the 48 contiguous states. Plants The following are a few of the most common species you'll see on your visit: Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), the most common tree in the park, is ...

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The Wolves of Yellowstone

Following an absence of more than 70 years, wolves once again run beneath the ample skies of Yellowstone National Park.  Northern Rocky Mountain wolves, a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), were native to Yellowstone when the park was established in 1872. Predator control was practiced in the park ...

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Geology of Yellowstone

Hydrothermal activity results when surface water seeps down to meet the heat of the earth's molten rock. Because molten rock may be as close as three to eight miles below the surface in Yellowstone, the park has the largest and most varied collection of hydrothermal features on Earth. The ...

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Bears at Yellowstone

The grizzly bear once claimed much of the North American continent as its territory, roaming as far east as the Mississippi River and south into Mexico. With the influx of settlers in the mid to late 1800's, the grizzly retreated or was hunted until it was removed from much ...

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Life Zones

Marshland and Aquatic Community These communities are found in streams, rivers, lakes and marshes, such as Yellowstone Lake, Lamar River and Willow Flats. Vegetation includes riparian grasses and plants. Wildlife including the bald eagle, trout, beaver and moose are present in the area. Hydrothermal Community The Lower Geyser Basin and other hydrothermal ...

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