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Discover the nature of Yellowstone National Park

There are a lot of 'special' animals who live in Yellowstone National Park, we will give a short list of animals who live in the park.

The CoyoteThe Coyote
The coyote is a member of the Canidea (dog) family and is a close relative of the wolves. In the Yellowstone National Park you can find these animals . The grow up to 60 cm in height and they can weigh up to 20 kg. These animals can be very dangerous for humans, with an increasing number of attacks.

 

 

The ElkThe Elk
The Elk is the second largest species of deer in Northern America and in the World, only the moose is bigger. An Elk can weigh up to 600 kilograms. Apart from finding these animals in Jasper, you can also find these animals in East Asia. Their diet consists of grasses, plants, bark and leaves, they consume between 4.5 and 7 kg each day.

 

 

The CougarThe Cougar
In Yellowstone park you can run in to a Cougar. The north American cougar is a big cat, one of the heaviest of mammals around. The cat is a fierce predator, it primary food is preys like deer and rodents. A full grown cougar has a length of over 2 meters and can weigh up to 80 kg.




Grizzly BearGrizzly Bear
A grizzly bear is a powerful brownish bear, that you can find in the Yellowstone park. This animal can weigh up to 700 kilograms (1500 pounds). The diet of grizzly bear mostly contains of fish like salmon, trout and bass. In preparation for the hibernation, grizzly bears must gain hundreds of kilograms of fat.

 

 

Black Bear
The black bear is the most common bear species in North America, by current estimates more than 800.000 black bears are living in the American continent.

 

 


Deer

Yellowstone is well known as a refuge for deer. Deer are widely distributed and are often hunted. Deer live in a variety of climates, you can find them all over the world. There is a high concentration of deer in Yellowstone National Park.