Yellowstone National Park Essay

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Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world. It has many natural wonders that its famous for. The park is full of hot springs, geysers deep canyons,waterfalls, and lakes. Yellowstone is also one of the largest wildlife preserves in the United States. The park is full of many animals big and small such as bears, elk, and bison are some of the animals that roam the park.Yellowstone is about 1,600 miles away from Menominee, Michigan. It lies in the northwestern corner of Wyoming and spreads into Idaho and Montana. There are five entran ...view middle of the document...

Yellowstone National Park was first obtained by the Untied States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The government established Yellowstone in 1872. It was named because of the yellow rocks the lie around the Yellowstone River. In Yellowstone's infant years it depended totally on the good will of people. No one was around to enforce rules. As a result, almost every rule was broken. Then in 1919 the cavalry was called in to enforce rules and hunt down poachers. They also built roads and boardwalks for safety.There are many recreational activities to do in the park such as camping, fishing canoeing, and hiking. Fishing and camping you need a permit for. Hunting and the use of firearms are prohibited There are many different kinds of plant and wildlife in the park. There are more than 275 species of birds and nearly 50 kinds of other animals that live in the park. Elk are th most common of th large animals. There are about 2,400 bison. Bison were widely hunted in the U.S. during the 1800's. The protection of this park helped the animal from being killed off completely. Some of the other animals that can be found in Yellowstone national park include black bears, grizzly bears, moose, mule deer, big horn sheep, and cougars.The importance of the parks is great because with out them some of the most beautiful and natural landscape would be wrecked and lost for ever.

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