Exploring These National Parks in USA

The best national parks in the United States compete with those that you will see on trips abroad. From the “American Serengeti” of Yellowstone National Park to the Channel Islands national park in California, each park offers many impressive opportunities to observe wildlife in its natural habitats. Some of the species you will see there were browbeaten with extinction, but are now thriving thanks to the conservation efforts of the NPS.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK (ALASKA)

Alaska – the vast wilderness with eight breathtaking national parks – is where you will find the “Big 5” animals of America: caribou, moose, cobblestone sheep, wolves and grizzly bears. Located in the heart of the state and spanning six million acres, Denali was established in 1917 to protect wildlife on the slopes and valleys of the Alaska Range.

NATIONAL OLYMPIC (WASHINGTON)

Located in the northwest corner of Washington, Olympic National Park offers a variety of ecosystems, including glacial mountains, temperate rainforests and sandy beaches along the wild Pacific coast. In the lowland rainforests, majestic Roosevelt moose can be seen grazing against a backdrop of picturesque views. The park is home to the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt moose in the Pacific Northwest. These animals are the largest of their kind in North America, the males carrying a huge antler.

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK (CALIFORNIA)

Known as the “Galapagos Islands of North America,” this archipelago of five isolated islands off the southern coast of California is home to huge colonies of elephant seals. The elephant seal got its name from the long proboscis-like protrusion on the face of males. It is used to make loud and roaring noises during mating celebrations. Elephant seals were hunted almost to the brink of extinction at the end of the nineteenth century, but their populations have since recovered.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK (MONTANA)

Located on Montana’s northern border with Canada, the park is a rugged expanse with snow-capped peaks and pristine alpine meadows. In spring and summer, grizzly bears spend their time in valleys, lowland meadows and aspens. They return to the highlands in winter to hibernate. Grizzly bears are widespread on the path near the garden wall, and it is wise to keep a safe distance when you experience one on the street.

SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK (ARIZONA)

The most famous are coyotes, foxes, rabbits, kangaroo rats, Roadrunners and hummingbirds. Most of these animals rest during the hot noon, so the best time to see them is in the early evening and at night. The desert is home to a variety of reptiles, including horned lizards, desert turtles, iguanas, Sonoran mountain king snakes, and six species of rattlesnakes. When hiking or camping, always pay attention to the buzzing of the rattlesnake’s tail. The other creatures to avoid are the Gila monsters, one of the two venomous lizards in the world.

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