U is for Uinta Ground Squirrels
These ground squirrels hibernate for most of their lives. They spend most of the year sleeping in their underground homes and only come out for a few months in the summer.
Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.