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Watching Wildlife in Yellowstone with Kids
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Watching Wildlife in Yellowstone with Kids

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Photo by Alfredo De Simone

Yellowstone may not be home to nomadic elephant herds or bushy-maned lions yet the wildlife at this U.S. National Park is no less exciting. Watch bison bulls shake the earth as they collide in battle. Observe gray wolves stalk their prey by wit and cunning. View grizzlies feasting on the labors of another species. Yellowstone is inhabited by all the same large mammals as at the end of the Pleistocene era. Black bear, coyote, red fox, mountain lion, moose, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, river otter and trumpeter swans are just a few of the animals and birds spotted here. But before you pack your bags for a wildlife safari in Yellowstone National Park put aside any notions of private game viewings in open-air vehicles. Picture instead roadside sightings with friendly aficionados willing to share their scope as well as their experience. Yellowstone is the Serengeti of North America in all ways but one.
Yellowstone Wildlife Word Search
We've hidden fifteen animals and birds in this Yellowstone Wildlife word search. All of them can be spotted in Yellowstone National Park. How many can you find? Search forward, backward, up, down and diagonal and circle the wildlife you find in the grid.

NIXGMNSBFSALEMW
EASLNROHGNORPTZ
ULWFSMISICFDHNB
KUGSXUKVIMEEFAI
YUQARLGLEBSLTCG
CIHPEEHSNROHGIB
MBIMDDTUDWOTTLG
LKERFELEYEMTVEO
AYWDOEOAPZIKTPP
AAFUXRRWBMWWTES
SMUVXGPKJRUNLTR
GHRAEBYLZZIRGIE
ZDDXOIVDEYYGTHY
TQTNJVHSLWXBFWL
DEAQQSYVMWMEVEX

BALD EAGLEBIGHORN SHEEPBISON
ELKGRAY WOLFGRIZZLY BEAR
MOOSEMULE DEERRED FOX
OPSREYPIKAPRONGHORN
RIVER OTTERTRUMPETER SWANWHITE PELICAN


Hint: Cross off the words from the list as you find them so you don't waste time searching for them twice.
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