Wildlife in Yellowstone Nationalpark


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Yellowstone National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including many species that are not found anywhere else in the United States. Some of the most notable and commonly seen wildlife in the park include:


Also known as buffalo, bison are the largest land mammal in North America. They can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and stand up to 6 feet tall at the shoulder. Bison are commonly found in the park's grasslands and can often be seen grazing in large herds.


Elk are another large mammal commonly found in the park. They are known for their large antlers, which can span up to 5 feet across. Elk can be found in a variety of habitats, including meadows and forests.

Mule Deer

Often seen alongside roads and in open areas of the park, mule deer are known for their big ears. They are typically active during the day and feed on a variety of plants including sagebrush, grass and forbs.

Bighorn Sheep

These mountain-dwelling animals can be found in the rocky terrain of the park. Bighorns are known for their large curved horns, which can weigh up to 30 pounds. They live in rugged terrain and are agile climbers.

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Grizzly Bears

Also known as North American brown bears, grizzly bears are found in the park's backcountry, they're large and powerful animals, and they can weigh up to 600 pounds. They are apex predators and feed on a variety of foods including berries, fish, and small mammals.


Once nearly extinct in the lower 48 states, wolves have been reintroduced to the park, and are now a common sight, though they can be hard to spot and sightings are not guaranteed. They are known for their pack behavior and hunting in packs.

Other notable wildlife found in the park includes the mountain lion, coyote, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and more. Keep in mind that wildlife sightings can be unpredictable, and animals may be elusive, but guided tours and visiting specific areas can increase your chances of seeing them. It's also important to remember that these animals are wild and should be respected and not approached too closely for safety and preservation of their natural habitat.

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