The University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press has released a new book that examines the natural history of the wildlife species that inhabit Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yellowstone Wildlife: The Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (2013) is written by Paul Johnsgard and illustrated with the photography of Thomas Mangelsen.
Yellowstone National Park is viewed as the first national park in the world. It was established in 1872 and is situated primarily in Wyoming with extensions into Idaho and Montana. The “Old Faithful” geyser is one of its most well-known geological features. Yellowstone is one of the most popular parks in the US – almost 1 million tourists visited in 2010.
Grizzly and her Cub in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Wildlife provides descriptions of the species and their habitats within the Yellowstone ecosystem. Descriptions and photos of wildlife include all range of fauna; elk, wolves, bison, grizzly bears, beavers, otters and birds are among the animals covered. The interactions between Yellowstone’s wildlife and human tourists are also discussed.
Further information on Yellowstone Wildlife: The Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem can be found at: Yellowstone Wildlife
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