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    National Park South Dakota

Bison Wallow

Wallowing is when bison roll on the prairie to give themselves "dust baths." Wallowing creates a saucer-like depression called a wallow out on the prairie. Wallows were once a common features of the plains; usually these wallows are dust bowls without any vegetation.

 
Bison Wallow Sequence #1
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Bison Wallow Sequence #2
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Bison Wallow Sequence #3
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Bison Wallow Sequence #4
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

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Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...