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03/01/2016 03:30 PM EST

Happy 144th birthday, Yellowstone National Park! On this day in 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park – starting a worldwide movement to protect special places. Today, the park preserves more than 2 million acres of mountain wilderness, amazing geysers and vibrant landscapes. Check out 7 surprising facts about Yellowstone as we celebrate the park’s birthday:

Photo from Uncle Tom’s Trail 🌈 by Kristin Castenschiold (

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