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Some of the Different Animals in Yellowstone National Park
Animals in the distance
Cute Little Chipmunk
Little Black Bear
Beautiful and Amazing Wildlife In Yellowstone National Park!
Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park
Crows and Other Birds - We saw many birds, but this large black crow had to be one of the biggest personalities I ever witnessed in a wild bird. We ended up spending some time with him, and people aren't really supposed to feed the wildlife. Lets put it this way, you could tell he was well trained, at least to some degree, that people = food! He was begging me to take his picture pretty much, so I obliged!
Chipmunks - These had to be some of the smallest, yet cutest little animals we saw while in Yellowstone National park. Look at their stripes, aren't they almost pretty? The colors alone, very beautiful! They would scurry about, here and there, and really caught my eye. I was thrilled to capture him a few times with my camera!
Black Bears - These bears we saw in Yellowstone, helped to solidify that they are a favorite animal of my oldest son. We all loved them however, and our excitement almost knew no bounds, to get so close to these bears, while not getting reckless by getting closer than we ought. These bears spent the majority of the time we saw them, foraging for food among the grasses wherever they were.
Elk - These animals were quite impressive, I must say! I found out something interesting about them from a friend. Evidently, the Native American term is Waapiti for these animals. That translates into "white rump." If you get close enough, you can see why they called them this!
Bison - Perhaps my own most favorite, besides the baby cub with its mother, were these incredibly huge bison! Wow, talk about an amazing animal! It was such a joy to also hear the sounds they made. One decided to walk up a hill, and a couple others followed. Later, one of them kind of fell on their side, and rolled in the dust. It was quite the spectacle, and I had to wonder what he was doing that for, as it could have been a few reasons he would do this.
If you ever get the chance to go to Yellowstone, you will likely observe what we did, or perhaps you did in the past. I am referring here to the idea of coming upon a large group of people, all looking to see some animal or group of animals, near or far. At the same time, often you can hear the strong warning of Forest Rangers asking kids and adults to always back off. There have been too many accidents where even a bison gored a person, etc. Its not a good thing to get to bold, or close.
We knew instinctively, to not try to get in closer to the bear with her cub! Can you imagine that? We also saw more wildlife, but couldn't capture it all. You can get the idea from this picture gallery, some of what amazing Yellowstone offers. If you have never been, it is a place worth going if you ever get the chance. I truly loved it there, and could have spent a long time in Yellowstone.
Looking back on this perhaps once in a lifetime trip, I have to say that the animals we encountered and were a huge part of the memories from our special time there. It is a joy to see what animals live in different parts of the country. The views alone were great enough, and the animals were just an extra plus!
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