• National Park Service employees encounter a deer on a snowmobile ride to Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.

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    National Park Service employees encounter a deer on a snowmobile ride to Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.
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    • National Park Service employees encounter a deer on a snowmobile ride to Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.
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  • Perhaps the most famous animal in the parks. Park visitors get out of their cars to take pictures of a black bear, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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    Perhaps the most famous animal in the parks. Park visitors get out of their cars to take pictures of a black bear, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
    • Date
    • 5/27/1905
    • Creator
    • Burket, Claire
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    • Park visitors get out of their cars to take pictures of a black bear, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Bear calendar interpretive sign, Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, Tennessee.

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    Bear calendar interpretive sign, Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, Tennessee.
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    • Photograph of bear calendar in Sugarlands Visitor Center.
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  • Bear on side of car with photographer taking its picture, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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    Bear inspecting visitor's car
    • Date
    • 1947
    • Creator
    • Burns, R.C.
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    • Bear on side of car with photographer taking its picture.
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    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park Negative collection

The parks are the perfect place for humans and wildlife to interact without the cages of zoos. Since the formation of the very first park, park rangers have been living amongst bears, snakes, spiders, bison, poisonous vegetation, alligators, and many more frightening and friendly species. Maybe through our experience of interacting with and respecting the various forms of wildlife in the parks we may better coexist amongst each other.