• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park


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  • Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris Closed Sept. 14-30

    The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. The road from Mammoth to Norris is closed for two weeks—traffic should detour over Dunraven Pass. More »


Yellowstone's abundant and diverse wildlife are as famous as its geysers. There are 67 species of mammals including 7 species of native ungulates and 2 species of bears, nearly 300 species of birds, 16 species of fish, 4 species of amphibians, and 5 species of reptiles.

A Columbia Spotted Frog rests on a branch.


Yellowstone has four species of amphibians: blotched tiger salamander, boreal chorus frog, boreal toad, and Columbia spotted frog. Learn more…

An eagle perches on the snow while eating a trout.


Approximately 150 species of birds nest in Yellowstone. Learn more…

A coyote with a mouth full of prey.


Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states. Learn more…

A wandering garter snake peeks out of the grass.


Yellowstone is home to six reptile species. Learn more…

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.