• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

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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?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.