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Lonely Planet Giving Away Trip for 2 to Yellowstone National Park

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is giving away a 7 night trip for 2 to Yellowstone National Park.

The prize includes a $2,500 travel voucher for flights, a 7 night stay divided between two properties and some Lonely Planet guides!

I’ve wanted to visit Yellowstone for quite some time so I’d love to win this prize! Continue reading Lonely Planet Giving Away Trip for 2 to Yellowstone National Park

Tourist Fined $1000 for Collecting Water at Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park
image: wikimedia commons

A little over a week back a tourist left the boardwalk near a geyser at Yellowstone National Park. This led to the tragedy of the man falling into a boiling hot spring, costing him his life.

At Yellowstone, it’s illegal to walk around off of the boardwalks for two reasons- to protect the park land and the visitors.

Just around a week after the tragic event described above took place, another tourist wandered off of one of the parks boardwalks and now he’s going to pay for it. Continue reading Tourist Fined $1000 for Collecting Water at Yellowstone National Park

Don’t Pet the Bison in US National Parks!

US National Parks

This post definitely could be categorized as stupid news and/ or an obvious warning…

Many people will be visiting US National Parks this year. National Park Week is currently going on where the entrance fee is free until April 24.

One of the most dangerous animals are bison and according to a Google search, “In Yellowstone National Park alone, nearly five times ¬†as many people are killed by bison than by bears every year.” Continue reading Don’t Pet the Bison in US National Parks!

Yellowstone Grizzly That Killed Hiker Put Down

Not the bear that was put down

Yesterday I wrote about an interesting question about bear attacks in the wild.

The post was written due to the recent tragic death of a hiker killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park last week. It was stated that deadly encounters between bears and humans in the park was rare.

After a bear and her cubs were caught close to where the man’s remains were found, (depending on DNA tests) the bear would be put down if it was the one that killed the man.

Is it fair that a bear living in its own habitat, the wild is being held responsible for acting like a wild bear? Well that depends. Continue reading Yellowstone Grizzly That Killed Hiker Put Down

Interesting Question About Bear Attacks in the Wild

Bear Attack
Libearty Bear Sanctuary- Romania

Last week a hiker was tragically killed (and partially eaten) by a bear in Yellowstone National Park. The man who was killed was an experienced hiker and a long-term seasonal employee of a “company that operates three urgent care clinics in the park” according to CBS News.

The article also states that “deadly encounters between bears and humans are rare. In close to 140 years, only 7 people were killed in the park by black and grizzly bears.”

Close to the site of the man’s remains, a female grizzly and two cubs were captured by park officials.

So what happens next? Continue reading Interesting Question About Bear Attacks in the Wild