A few facts and figures:
• Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first National Park
• 2,219,789 acres (Larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined)
• Wildlife – 7 species of ungulates (bison, moose, elk, pronghorn), 2 species of bear and 67 other mammals, 322 species of birds, 16 species of fish and of course the gray wolf.
• Plants – There are over 1,100 species of native plants, more than 200 species of exotic plants and over 400 species of thermophiles.
• Geology – The park is home to one of the world’s largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers. It has one of the world’s largest petrified forests. It has over 290 waterfalls with the 308′ Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River as it’s a showpiece.
• Yellowstone Lake is the largest (132 sq. mi.) high altitude (7,732′) lake in North America.