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    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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Whale's Mouth

A large, wide hole in the rock is filled with hot, blue water, resembling a large mouth.
 

This hot spring was named by a park naturalist in 1967 because its shape "resembles the mouth and gullet of a giant fish". This is regarded by many as an especially peculiar thing for a naturalist to say, due to the fact that whales are not fish.


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Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.