The world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park, was established in the states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, USA, in 1872. A national park is an area set aside by a nation’s government to protect natural beauty, wildlife, or other remarkable features. It is famous for its many natural wonders. The park has more geysers and hot springs than any other area in the world.
Yellowstone’s scenic attractions include deep canyons, thundering waterfalls, sparkling lakes, and vast evergreen forests broken by Rolling Meadows. Yellowstone is also one of the largest wildlife preserves in the United States. It has a greater concentration of large and small animals than any other area in the United States except Alaska. Bears, elk, and bison (American buffaloes) roam the park, and bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and white pelicans nest there.