Friday, May 1, 2015

Video of Yellowstone bison in mock fight

Among Yellowstone National Park’s many iconic sights is its wildlife.

The park marks a rare preserve where animals that once flourished across the North American landscape still remain. Among the most popular spots to see wildlife in the park is Lamar Valley. Known as the “Serengeti of North America,” the valley contains the greatest collection of large animals in North America: bison and elk herds, grizzlies in the woods, wolf packs, black bears, and osprey and bald eagles in the skies.

Here’s a brief video showing two of Yellowstone’s male bison engaged in mock fighting:

A great trail to see bison and other wildlife in Lamar Valley is the the 5.3-mile Lamar Valley Trail. The trailhead is east of Lamar Ranger Station. Dawn and dusk are the best times to see active animals.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.