Go wildlife spotting
Visiting our country’s national parks puts you in the middle of stunning natural landscapes, but it’s the critters that call these parks home that really put the “wild” in wilderness. Here are just 10 examples of amazing animals you can see across the nation.
Weighing as much as 1,400 pounds, the moose is considered one of the most majestic and dangerous creatures living in U.S. National Parks. This largest member of the deer family can be found in spruce, aspen and willow forests throughout the northern United States and Canada, but Alaska’s Denali National Park is one of the best places to spot them.
Hawksbill sea turtle
When it comes to exotic wildlife, Hawaii reigns supreme, with 90% of their state and national parks’ species found nowhere else in the world. One of the species that lives in the waters of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park – though not isolated to this area – is the hawksbill sea turtle, a critically endangered marine reptile that feeds on jellyfish, seaweed and small crustaceans.