• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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Y is for Yellow-Bellied Marmot

The Yellow-Bellied Marmot stands up to have a look around the side of the hill.

A lot of people think this is a groundhog or woodchuck. The Yellow-Bellied Marmot is very closely related to the groundhog that is common in the eastern United States.

 

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.