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Snow Leopard in China. http://t.co/lWcISYfs9G

Baby Reindeer http://t.co/jWm2Fzqdum

2 dolphins born just two weeks apart. http://t.co/yA5DtfdYxb

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Happy Family http://t.co/qVNQ884Lk6

Glowing red eyes of an alligator just after the sunset. http://t.co/NzOYSTJ3nE

Panda bear teamwork. http://t.co/f0cmcjLZe5

September 2012

Visit This Unique, Tropical National Park

The oft-overlooked American territory of Samoa is home to a national park spanning rain forest, beach, and coral reef.<p><b>Location:</b> American Samoa<b><br>Established:</b> October 31, 1988<b><br>Size:</b> 13,500 acres (9,500 land, 4,000 marine)<p>For some 3,000 years, the people of Polynesia's oldest culture have been keenly …

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These Spectacular Rock Sculptures Reveal Millennia of History

Arches National Park hosts the greatest concentration of the natural formations in the country.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> November 12, 1971<b><br>Size:</b> 76,359 acres<p>This park contains more than 2,000 natural arches—the greatest concentration in the country. But numbers have no significance beside the …

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Visit Some of the Most Dramatic Canyons in the U.S.

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: October 21, 1999<br>Size: 30,750 acres</b><p>Sheer walls of dark gray stone rise more than 2,700 feet above the swift and turbulent Gunnison River to create one of the most dramatic canyons in the country. Deeper than it is wide in some places, this great slit in the Earth is so …

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This Park is 'An Open Book on the Last Ice Age'

<b>Location: Alaska<br>Established: December 2, 1980<br>Size: 3,280,198 acres</b><p>When Capt. George Vancouver sailed the Alaska coast in 1794, Glacier Bay did not exist. It lay beneath a sheet of glacial ice several miles wide and thousands of feet thick. Since then, in one of the fastest glacial retreats on …

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Enjoy the Healing Waters of This Small National Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas, is in fact home to natural hot springs, which flow from the mountain down to the historic spa town.<p><b>Location:</b> Arkansas<b><br>Established:</b> March 4, 1921<b><br>Size:</b> 5,550 acres<p>Most national parks cover hundreds of thousands of acres, are far from city streets, and keep natural resources away …

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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

<b>Location: Hawai'i<br>Established: August 1, 1916<br>Size: 333,000 acres</b><p>Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, on the "Big Island" of Hawai'i, offers the visitor a look at two of the world's most active volcanoes: Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.<p>More than 4,000 feet high and still growing, Kīlauea abuts the southeastern …

Explore the Volcanic Wilderness of This Huge National Park

Alaska's Katmai National Park is a great place for hiking, fishing, bear watching—and exploring the remnants of a historic eruption.<p><b>Location: Alaska<br>Established: December 2, 1980<br>Size: 4,021,327 acres</b><p>Volcanoes and bears—powerful, unpredictable, and awe inspiring—embody the wild heart of Katmai. …

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This Coastal National Park Is a Haven for Wildlife—and Adventure

Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park is the state's smallest, but offers outsized opportunities to explore the rich glacial landscape.<p><b>Location:</b> Alaska<b><br>Established:</b> December 2, 1980<b><br>Size:</b> 607,000 acres<p>Distill the essence of coastal Alaska into one place—wild, dynamic, and scenic, rich with the …

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Explore the Alaskan Wilderness in This Huge National Park

Glaciers, volcanoes, forested coasts—each distinctive Alaskan landscape is packed into the rarely-visited Lake Clark National Park.<p><b>Location:</b> Alaska<b><br>Established:</b> December 2, 1980<b><br>Size:</b> 4,045,000 acres<p>"Think of all the splendors that bespeak Alaska," conservationist John Kauffmann has written. …

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Rocky Mountain National Park

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: January 26, 1915<br>Size: 265,873 acres</b><p>Nowhere else in the United States can a visitor see so much alpine country with such ease. A mere two-hour drive from Denver, Trail Ridge Road takes visitors into the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, traversing a ridge above …

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Big Trees and Big Canyons Amaze in This Wild National Park

In addition to sequoias and gorges, California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks also contain the point furthest from a road in the lower 48.<p><b>Location: California<br>Sequoia: Established September 25, 1890<br>Kings Canyon: Established March 4, 1940<br>Size: 865,964 acres</b><p>Bigness—big trees and big …

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

<b>Location: North Dakota<br>Established: November 10, 1978<br>Size: 70,447 acres</b><p>Theodore Roosevelt is unique among the scenic parks in that it preserves not only an extraordinary landscape but also the memory of an extraordinary man. It honors the president who probably did more for the National Park System …

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is a geological smoking gun that illustrates how violent the Earth can be. One event overshadows all others: Some 640,000 years ago, an area many miles square at what is now the center of the park suddenly exploded. In minutes the landscape was devastated. Fast-moving ash flows covered …

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The Asian Water Buffalo

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Drinking at mom

Asian Short-Clawed Otter