Eastern Side of The Park

Trip Start Dec 05, 2012
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Trip End Dec 31, 2015


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

We continue to made our way area the park, just to do the "Grand Loop" takes over 3 hours driving without any stops! On this ride we saw some animals (check out the pictures below). Some facts on the wildlife there are almost 60 species of mammals, including the gray wolf, the threatened lynx, and grizzly bears. Other large mammals include the bison (buffalo),black bear , elk, moose and many others.

The Yellowstone Park bison herd is the largest public herd of American bison in the United States. Bison once numbered between 30 and 60 million individuals throughout North America, and Yellowstone remains one of their last strongholds. Their populations had increased from less than 50 in the park in 1902 to 4,000 by 2003. The Yellowstone Park bison herd reached a peak in 2005 with 4,900 animals. Despite a summer estimated population of 4,700 in 2007, the number dropped to 3,000 in 2008 after a harsh winter and controversial brucellosis management sending hundreds to slaughter. The Yellowstone Park bison herd is believed to be one of only four free roaming and genetically pure herds on public lands in North America.

A second set of pictures are of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River downstream from Yellowstone Falls. The canyon is approximately 24 miles long, between 800 feet (244m) and 1,200 feet (366m) deep and between one quarter of a mile (.45 km) and three quarters of a mile (1.2 km) wide.
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Donna Mazzola on

Once again, your pictures are fantastic!

Renee B. on

Stunning photo's! I hope to go there one day soon - you both look fantastic as well :)

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