Bison and Badgers and Deer, Oh My!
The world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park has been amazing visitors since its establishment in 1872. From gushing geysers to towering forests, Yellowstone’s abundance of natural wonders serves as a timeless source of inspiration for people of all ages, backgrounds, and creeds. Yellowstone, an expansive region, sprawls over 2.2 million acres of land, an area larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined! The park is so massive that one of Yellowstone’s first explorers, a man named Truman Everts, was stranded for over a month in the wilderness that would become Yellowstone when he became separated from his exploratory party. The park’s sweeping landscape plays host to an assorted array of spectacles. Yellowstone’s Lower Falls, for example, stands at an astonishing three hundred feet tall while Niagara Falls only measures one hundred sixty-seven feet in height. Although Yellowstone’s landmarks elicit astonishment, its animal inhabitants additionally serve as causes of curiosity. Over sixty different species of mammals call Yellowstone home including the gray wolf; this majestic creature was reintroduced to the park in 1995 and has since flourished in Yellowstone’s diverse ecosystem. The park’s fauna, teamed with its rich variety flora and breathtaking scenery, make Yellowstone National Park the crowing jewel of America’s frontier.