Yellowstone National Park: Population of Animal Species

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This is the second of a series of post on Yellowstone National Park.   If you want see the first post, just click on the following link: More Than 137,000 Eruptions Recorded in the Same Spot!

Ever wondered what animals you are more likely to see and/or encounter during a visit to Yellowstone?

The following is a recent count of the animals living in Yellowstone Park:

Cougars ....................20

Wolves ....................150

Grizzlies...................200

Bighorn Sheep.........500

Pronghorns..............500

Black Bears..............700

Moose.....................700

Mule Deers............1,000

Bison....................4,000

Elks....................10,000

In three visits to Yellowstone, I have not yet seen a cougar nor a wolf but I am more likely to see any of the other animals listed above (which I have seen there).   There are also 311 different species of birds including eagles and ospreys. 

Here are photos of some of the animals I was able to see and photograph during my most recent visit to Yellowstone.

Bisons in Yellowstone National Park

A few of the 4,000 bison in the Park.  You are assured to see plenty of them especially in the Lamar Valley.

Bison and calf in Yellowstone National Park

I could not help to snap this photo of the bison and calf.

Mountain goat in Yellowstone National Park

My friends first spotted this mountain goat and point it out to me.  I captured this above photo using the zoom lens of my digital camera.

Elk near Yellowstone Lake

With so many elks in Yellowstone and the many photos I took in which they appeared, I decided to share my two favorite photos. 

The one above I took with the beautiful scenery of Yellowstone Lake and near some hot springs at the West Thumb Geyser Basin (expect more photos of Yellowstone Lake and the West Thumb Geyser Basin in a future post).  I could not believe that a couple of elks were roaming in this area full of hot springs and scalding hot water (I guess they knew not to drink nor get to get in contact with the scalding hot water).

And, the one below that one of my friends took and that I will leave you with.

Gerry (from Red Lodge, Montana) in Yellowstone National Park

I hope to also see you come visit my next post on Yellowstone Park!  It's Good to Be Here!!

Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR (4 languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Armenian)
Realtor Associate

ASA: Associate of the Society of Actuaries    TRC: Transnational Referral Certification    SFR: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification

Gerry_Khatchikian@yahoo.com

All photos and/or written content produced by Gerry Khatchikian. All rights reserved and may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Gerry Khatchikian, Realtor Associate.

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Mary Douglas
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Hi Gerry! Wow! Gorgeous photos, although I like them all, I don't think I've ever seen a baby bison and that is just too cute! The reflection of Yellowstone lake and the Elk is beautiful, and I'm surprised by the amount of snow,yet.

June 11, 2009 11:20 PM #1
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Mary,

Thanks.  The photos were taken in May.   Remember that Yellowstone Lake is at an altitude above 7,000 feet.  Hence, it is even colder at the higher altitudes of the mountains seen in the photo which explains for the snow.   It will be interesting to see the amount of snow left at the end of June when I pay another visit, this time with family.  I am glad you enjoyed the photo of the cute baby bison.

June 12, 2009 12:06 AM #2
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Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Gerry!
Most of this didn't surprise me...until I got to the 10,000 elk! My goodness that is a lot of horn!

June 12, 2009 12:39 AM #3
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Paula,

Lot of horn and it seemed like they were scattered in all parts of the park!  Thank you for visiting this post. 

June 12, 2009 01:10 AM #4
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Rita Minion
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Hello Gerry,

I'm saddened that there are only 20 cougars and 150 wolves residing in Yellowstone Park.  I did enjoy your wonderful photos of the wildlife and scenery that you captured.  Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

Rita

 

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