• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

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black-footed ferret

Four species of wildlife have been reintroduced into the Badlands since its establishment as a National Monument in 1939. The black-footed ferret, bighorn sheep, bison, and swift fox, once exterminated from the area's mixed grass prairie, are again thriving in their native habitat.