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Katmai National Park Hosts Annual Fat Bear Week 2020

We hope you’re ready, because Alaska’s Katmai National Park is hosting its annual Fat Bear Week competition yet again! Enter this quirky contest to see which of the park’s bears can get the fattest before their winter hibernation. Bears will lose one third of their body fat during the slumber, so it’s important that theyContinue reading “Katmai National Park Hosts Annual Fat Bear Week 2020”

Watching Wildlife at Big Bend National Park

Located in western Texas bordering Mexico, Big Bend National Park is the largest protected area of the Chihuahuan Desert topography in the U.S. The park is famed for protecting more than 1,200 species of plants, 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals. Unlike other U.S. parks, dinosaur bones andContinue reading “Watching Wildlife at Big Bend National Park”

Watching Wildlife at Kobuk Valley National Park

The Kobuk Valley National Park is the lesser-known Alaskan park to the acclaimed Denali National Park. Designated in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to preserve the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, as well as the surrounding caribou migration routes, park goers are required to bring their own gear for camping, hiking, etc.Continue reading “Watching Wildlife at Kobuk Valley National Park”

Watching Wildlife at White Sands National Park

Reminiscent of the Sahara Desert and located right in the United States, the White Sands National Park is nestled into New Mexico on U.S. Route 70. With an average elevation of 4,000 feet in the Tularosa Basin, the park is famously known for its field of white sand dunes and gypsum crystals. The park encompassesContinue reading “Watching Wildlife at White Sands National Park”

Watching Wildlife in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands National Park is a tropical American park that preserves about 60% of the land of Saint John within the United States Virgin Islands. The park houses more than 5,500-acres of ocean, half of Hassel Island, and the Saint Thomas harbor. Ferries take visitors to and from the park out of Red Hook,Continue reading “Watching Wildlife in the U.S. Virgin Islands”