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    Yellowstone National Park - Ten Amazing Facts

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    Yellowstone National Park - Ten Amazing Facts - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

    10 - World's First National Park.

    9 - Home to Native Americans for 11,000 Years.

    8 - Every year, there are thousands of minor earthquakes here.

    7 - Covers Nearly 3,500 Square Miles.

    6 - 1% of the park's area is located in Idaho.

    5 - Largest bison herd in the US.

    4 - In 1988, one third of the park burned in a fire.

    3 - Over 30 fires each year naturally start due to lightning.

    2 - More than 1700 native species of trees and plants.

    1 - It is larger than the state of Rhode Island.