Petrified Forest National Park

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Parker meets Ranger Janet and fellow bear, Rex, in the Painted Desert Complex. The sculpture is based on a mountain lion petroglyph that was found in the park.
 
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Parker gets advice from Volunteer Frieda on how to enjoy the park.
 
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Parker explores the touch table.
 
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Parker watches the park film, Timeless Impressions, to learn more about the park. Down in front, Parker!
 
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Parker poses with his new friend, Annie, in front of the Painted Desert Inn Museum.
 
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Inside the Painted Desert Inn, Parker discovers the beautiful murals by Fred Kabotie, a Hopi artist.
 
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Parker looks out at the Painted Desert from Kachina Point. On a day like today, he can see over 100 miles.
 
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At Puero Pueblo, Parker finds some of the many petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Pueblo people more than 600 years ago.
 
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Parker poses on the fence that protects the archaeological site at Puerco Pueblo. He's appalled when his guides tell him how people used to walk all over the sites - even on the ancient walls!
 
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Sniffing at the blossoms, Parker is nearly lost in a huge rabbitbrush.
 
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Parker works with Bill, the park's paleontologist, who is preparing a fossil for the visitors.
 
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Parker examines a phytosaur skull with Scott, the museum's curator. Unfortunately the cotton gloves worn to protect the artifacts don't seem to come in ultra-small!
 
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Parker attends a tour of Giant Logs with Ranger Rita and learns about how the wood was petrified.
 
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Ranger Rita shares a rootbear float with Parker - is she really sharing?
 
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Always ready to lend a paw, Parker helps at the Entrance Station, handing a park map to a visitor.
 
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Parker receives his Junior Ranger badge from Ranger Hallie with his fellow bear, Rex, at his side.
 
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Parker enjoys one last gorgeous sunset before heading off to his next adventure!!!
 

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202

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