Wildlife in the United States is an animal and eco friendly tourism. It gives an opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat. There are diverse ecosystems and the United States has top-notch parks offering breathtaking nature and wildlife. It includes endangered species, glaciers, coral reefs and swamplands highlighting an array of country’s wildlife. Here are 10 places offering a practical education of the wildlife in United States.
- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone is the best in the United States covering 2.2 million acres sitting on super volcano. It has 67 different mammals in the Park home, besides it nips visitors attention to the bald eagle, bison, elk, black bears, wolverines, grizzly, coyotes and mountain lions. There are gray wolves introduced in 1995.
- Everglades National Park, Florida
This is a right place for bird enthusiasts to see wood storks, egrets and spoonbills. It is also a place where you can see crocodiles and alligators. There is biking or walking park paths , besides visitors can take boat or tram rides or rent an airboat to have a personal and more close up experience.
- Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Alaska is abounding with natural treasures and to the Denali south is Kenai Fjords National Park that is accessible only by boat and has the largest ice fields. There is an endless wildlife in the area. In the water, there are sea lions, sea otters, orcas, seals and humpback whales playing and hunting, while the Alaskan brown bears, black bears, mountain goats and mouse call the park home.
- Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii
This Park is located ideally on the Kaua’I Island and it works to protect and preserve migratory seabirds such as the Hawaiian goose or the native nene that is also the state bird. There are various shorebirds and colony of nene, boobies and albatross established. Visitors spot in the water monk seals and on the beaches are endangered spinner dolphins and humpback whales occasionally.
- Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
This park covers almost 65% of the island and has crystalline waters providing snorkelers a trail along to see the hundreds of species of fish. Visitors can see coral reefs or seagrass meadows. Back on land, there are six bat species, wild donkeys, frogs and lizards in all sizes.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina
Black bears popular the park and there are more than 200 varieties of birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. In fact in 2001, Elk was reintroduced. Commonly spotted are ground dogs, white tailed deer and bat species, while it houses salamander around 30 species.
- Big Bend National Park, Texas
This park is on the Texas-Mexico border with 3600 insect varieties. Bats are over 20 different species and this also includes the long-nosed Mexican bat, found only in the United States.
- Acadia National Park, Maine
Sitting on Maine’s rocky coast, it offers breathtaking views and draws birdwatchers from everywhere to Acadia. There are herons, songbirds, harlequin ducks and seabirds, besides along the shoreline crabs and starfish give sight. The much interesting are the seals, whales and dolphins splashing off the coast.
- Orcas Island, Washington
Orcas Island is the main to see orca whales. Visitor can kayak or go on a boat tour and see seals, whales and hear to the seabird cacophony. The seasonal appearances include dolphins, sea lions and elephant seals. Visitors can also see all birds’ types, right from owls to humming birds.
- Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Mammoth has more than 130 species, of which 70 are endangered. Opossums, white-tailed deer and Kentucky Cave Shrimp surround Green River Valley. There are several species of bat inside the caves.