|Above, visitors in the Mammoth Hot Springs area and Liberty Cap. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Last year saw a 22% increase in visitors to Yellowstone National Park. This is causing park officials to study on ways to protect the park with the increases in visitor numbers.
According to KPAX:
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -Yellowstone National Park has seen record numbers of visitors for the past several years and as those numbers continue to grow, so does the realization that some areas in Yellowstone simply can't handle any more guests.
Yellowstone National park is 63 miles long, 54 miles wide and home to almost 6,000 bison and more than 700 grizzly bears. We know how many bison and grizzly the park can hold. However, we don't know how many humans Yellowstone can hold.
“The least studied mammal in in Yellowstone National Park is a human and so we have to change that,” said Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk.
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