• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

U is for Uinta Ground Squirrels

The uinta ground squirrel pops out of its hole to check its surroundings.

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?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

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.