The culture of the Maasai is also fundamental to the Serengeti. They tend livestock for sustenance and so for centuries have coexisted with the big mammals of East Africa without greatly exploiting them.
With a gorgeous gray coat and fearless spirit, she was a true rock star from the wolf world. Sadly, a year ago this Friday, 832F crossed the invisible boundary of the national park, entering Wyoming, and was gunned down by a hunter.
As America's first national park, Yellowstone still inspires awe whether it's in the form of bottomless hot springs, exploding geysers or its endless starry nightscapes. Escape for a few moments and enjoy the rugged beauty that is Yellowstone.
Due to years of lax enforcement and regulatory loopholes, no American alive today will live to enjoy clear skies over the Grand Canyon and dozens of other national parks -- unless the Obama Administration takes action.
In June of 1988, lightning ignited a series of forest fires that spread across Yellowstone National Park, burned for almost three months, and consumed nearly a third of the park. They were called the worst fires in park history, and ultimately destroyed about one million acres.