How many different mammals can you see in one day?
Trip Start Jun 18, 2008
10Trip End Jun 25, 2008
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We took a ride into Gardiner, MT which is only 5 miles away from the hotel and cabins. Gardiner is where the main entrance used to be for Yellowstone and of course we had to take our picture in front of it. After a quick bite of Pizza, we came back to the hotel to be picked up for an evening tour of Historic Buffalo Ranch (this is where they bred the buffalo (bison and buffalo are the same) in the early to mid 1900s to bring back up the count of the bison in Yellowstone. It definitely worked, because we saw them EVERYWHERE. In fact, on our first day in Yellowstone, we met up with a bison that was walking on OUR side of the road. We stopped the car, but the bison kept walking toward it, until Kelly decided to veer off the road and drive around him. We were not interested in having the bison become another passenger! Another mammal that was present everywhere was Elk and this was the season where they had velvet over their antlers. Later in the summer, they'll shed their velvet to show the beautiful antlers that most people are accustomed to seeing.