• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • Extreme Water Shortage

    Extreme water shortage throughout park. Visitors are limited to 5 gallons per day, and are encouraged to conserve further when possible. Please consider bringing your own water to the park.

Rio Grande Silvery Minnow Release

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Date: December 7, 2008

See this US Fish and Wildlife Service .pdf press release for more.

 
Silvery minnow
Photo from US Fish and Wildlife Service
J. Lusk

Did You Know?

Size comparison between pterosaur and a modern automobile

The second largest flying animal ever documented on the planet was found in Big Bend National Park. Fossilized remains of the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus northropi, with a wingspan of 35 feet, were first found in the park in 1971. More...