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Deer, Elk & Kin
Deer, elk,antelope, moose, and Sheep care in this gallery. All of these species have played an important role as both a food source and by proving utilitarian use of their hides, bones,and other parts of the carcass for clothing, tools, etc.
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The big vats are in decline throughout the world due to a loss of habitat. Many are endangered, but the mountain ion in North America is starting to adapt and is making some small gains in population in some areas.
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Black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears are the three bears in North America. Loss of habitat and uncontrolled hunting as settlers spread west led to their decline. Black bears have adapted and have made increase, and grizzly populations have increased in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
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This catch all gallery includes squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, otters, skunks, and the like. They can be found just about anywhere, as most adapt quote well to the presence of man.
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Apes & Monkeys
Critical habitat loss has led to the decline of all the great apes, and many of the monkey species around the world. Zoos and other conservation parks provide the only chance most people will have to photograph them.
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Almost pushed to extinction, the bison survives today in sanctuaries and parks scattered across the country. The Yellowstone herd is the only one with a pure gene pool, as most other herds have been crossbred with cattle -. Give them plenty of distance; More people are injured by Bison than bears.
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Thick, leathery skins are the pachyderms trademark. Protection from biting insects, heat, and predators is provided by this tough hide. Habitat loss loss is still one of the main reasons for their decline. Poaching also plays a role in their decline.
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