Yellowstone National Park Research Paper

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Yellowstone National Park, established March 1, 1862, by U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, was and still is the United States’ largest national park. Yellowstone is located mostly in Wyoming with parts of it lying in Idaho and Montana. Popular geological attractions in Yellowstone include thousands of geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pots, and waterfalls. Yellowstone is home to many varieties of wildlife including the endangered grizzly bear, gray wolf, wolverine, and bald eagle. Yellowstone is home to many plant species including plants that depend on the park’s thermal features. Over time parts of the park have been destroyed by fires and earthquakes, but Yellowstone National Park, its plants, animals and geological features survive and …show more content…

Day after day, crowds will gather to watch the giant geyser erupt. During eruptions, Old Faithful can reach anywhere from 90 to 184 feet. This famous geyser, which is known world-wide, is not the largest geyser in the park. However, Old Faithful is the most studied geyser in Yellowstone and is the most predictable. Climate at the nation’s first National Park is 35 degrees fahrenheit during the summer night and -40 degrees fahrenheit during the winter night. From November to February, the park is a winter wonderland, with over half of the precipitation as snow with an average of 150 inches in many areas and as much as 400 inches on mountains. In late summer, an average of temperatures is from 60 to 70 degrees fahrenheit. The highest temperature ever recorded was 97 degrees fahrenheit in 1936. The lowest temperature ever recorded accurately was -66 degrees fahrenheit in …show more content…

Yellowstone has 61 different mammals spread around the park including moose, elk, badgers, otters, and many others. Yellowstone is the ultimate Bear Country with over 500 grizzly bears plus an estimate of 600 black bears. Bison are another huge wildlife attraction in Yellowstone with anywhere from 2,300 to 5,500 depending on the season. In January 2016, the amount of wolves recorded was 98 wolves living in 10 different packs. Now, there are at least 13 different packs spread over the

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