Yellowstone Camping: What You Need to Know

Yellowstone Camping: What You Need to Know

Setting up a camp in Yellowstone is a budget friendly alternative to hotel accommodation, and also a thrilling experience. Camping is an excellent way to unwind, take in the park’s natural surroundings. And, even enjoy subtle pleasures such as eating meals around a campfire. If you are planning to visit Yellowstone soon, read on for more information on Yellowstone camping. Campgrounds in...

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Interesting Facts About Yellowstone Super Volcano

Interesting Facts About Yellowstone Super Volcano

The Yellowstone super volcano is located in Yellowstone National Park. Also known as a caldera, the super volcano is situated in the northwestern part of Wyoming. However, it also extends into the eastern part of Idaho. The Yellowstone caldera was discovered by Bob Christiansen from the US Geological Survey via geological field work in the 1960s and 1970s.  The smoldering Yellowstone super...

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What Is a Group of Bears Called?

A Sleuth of Bears A group of bears is called a sleuth or a sloth. In the same way that the word “long” becomes “length” or the word “moon” becomes month, the old-fashioned –th added to an adjective form a noun. Sloth or sleuth originates from the adjective slow, and although bears are not particularly known for being the slowest animals, it could have originated from their habit of...

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How Long Do Bears Live?

Bear Species There are eight bear species in the world. Although most of them are omnivorous, their diets are mostly vegetarian. In the wild, bears can live up to 25 years of age, though older bears have been documented. Most bears however don’t reach old age because of human activity like hunting and habitat encroachment. North American Black Bear The North American Black Bear is the most...

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How Long Do Bears Hibernate?

How Long Do Bears Hibernate?

What is Hibernation? Hibernation is when animals (or plants) spend the winter in a dormant state. They spend several weeks or months sleeping, and this state of inactivity helps them to conserve energy. Hibernation is characterized by slow breathing, a slow heart rate, low body temperatures, and a low metabolic rate. Typically, animals hibernate to cope with months that are low in food...

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Why Bears are Important to the Environment

Why Bears are Important to the Environment

What comes to mind when you think of bears? Probably mean, wild creatures that roam the forested mountains and like to sleep a lot. Did you know that these creatures are of the paramount essence to the environment? Sit tight while I shed some insights on the importance of bears. Why are Bears Important to the Environment? For years, many people have tried to understand the peculiarity...

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