• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • Bears are active in Grand Teton

    Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »

Who Am I?

Hey kids! There are many cool animals and plants in Grand Teton National Park. Let's see if you know what some of them are. Read the descriptions below and then click on the link to find out the answer.

I am a large rodent, about the size of a small housecat, and I like to eat flowers and plants. I double my body weight during the summer to fatten up for the winter. I am a true hibernator; I sleep through the long, cold winters. I love to eat and then lie on a rock in the sun. Some say I have a yellow belly.

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I am a member of the rabbit family and I live in a rocky habitat. My ears are short and round, but large for the size of my head. My tail is invisible. You often hear my shrill alarm, "Enk! Enk!" before you see me. I remain active throughout the year and spend the summer gathering vegetation and drying it out in "haystacks" to store under rocks for food during winter.


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I have a slender body with short legs and dense, rich fur. I am a fast swimmer and can hold by breath up to 3 minutes. During the winter, I love to slide on the snow on my belly. I eat aquatic animals, including fish, frogs, turtles, and crayfish. I like to make my den in the bank of a stream.

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I am the largest member of the deer family, standing at 6-7 feet at the shoulder. My huge antlers are flat and resemble paddles. I prefer to browse on buds, twigs, bark, and leafy vegetation. I often am seen in or near water where I submerge to find food or get rid of pesky insects. I can run 35 mph.

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Did You Know?

Tetons from the north, photo by Erin Himmel

Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.