Environment & Biodiversity

Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 151st anniversary

Yellowstone National Park, which celebrated its 151st anniversary earlier this week, is widely regarded as the world’s first national park.

Yellowstone National Park is a national park in Wyoming

  • It is a large protected area primarily located in Wyoming, but it also extends into Montana and Idaho.
  • It was established in 1872 and is widely regarded as the world’s first national park.
  • It covers an area of over 9,000 square kilometres and includes lakes, canyons, rivers, iconic geothermal features like the Old Faithful geyser, and mountain ranges.

Yellowstone National Park’s main features and attractions include:

  • Yellowstone is famous for its geothermal features, which include geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and steam vents. The most well-known is Old Faithful, a geyser that erupts on a regular basis.
  • Wildlife: Grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk, and moose are among the many species found in Yellowstone. Throughout the park, visitors can see these animals in their natural habitats.
  • Scenic drives: There are several scenic drives in the park, including the Grand Loop Road, which connects many of the park’s major attractions.
  • Fishing: The park’s rivers and lakes, including the Yellowstone River, provide excellent fishing opportunities.
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