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flora and fauna of the USA

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Айгерим С.

on 11 February 2014

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Huge parts of the most beautiful parts of the country with the most distinctive indengious wildlife are protected as national parks. In 2013, the U.S. has more than 6770 national parks or protected areas, all together more than 2,607,131 km2. The first national park was Yellowstone National Park in the State of Wyoming, established in 1872. Yellowstone National Park is widely considered to be the finest megafauna wildlife habitat in the U.S. There are 67 species of mammals in the park, including the gray wolf, the threatened lynx, and grizzly bears.
In the American prairie in the Central United States lives the American bison, swift foxes, prairie dogs, bullsnake, the Franklin's ground squirrel and several other species of ground squirrels. In the Rocky Mountains and other mountainous areas of the inland is where the Bald Eagle is most observed, even though its habitat includes all of the Lower 48, as well as Alaska.
Central US
In the Appalachian Mountains and the Eastern United States are many animals native to the forest. That includes for instance elks, deers, rabbits, rodents, squirrels, woodpeckers, owls, foxes and bears. The New England region is particularly famous for its crab and the American lobster live along most of the Atlantic Coast.
Eastern United States
The fauna of the USA is all the animals living in the Continental United States and its surrounding seas and islands, theHawaiian Archipelago, Alaska in the Arctic, and several island-territories in the Pacific and in the Caribbean. The U.S. has arguably the most diverse fauna in the world and has many distinctive indigenous species found nowhere else on Earth. With most of the North American continent, the U.S. lies in the Nearctic faunistic realm, a region containing an assemblage of species similar to Northern parts of Africa and Eurasia.
flora and fauna of the USA
In the Western United States are mule deers, White-tailed antelope squirrels, cougars, American badgers, coyotes, hawks and several species of snakes and lizards are also common. While the American black bear lives throughout the U.S., the brown bears and grizzly bears are more common in the northwest and in Alaska. Along the West Coast are several species of whales, sea otters, California sea lions, eared seals and Northern elephant seals. In the dry, inland desert areas in states like California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico are some of the world’s most venomous lizards, snakes and scorpions. The most notorious might be the gila monster lizard and the Mohave rattlesnake, both found in deserts such as the Sonoran Desert, the Mohave Desert and the Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwest United States. Along the southern border lives both jaguar and ocelots.
In the Southern parts of the United States are animals such as the Virginia opossum, Collared peccary, ring-tailed cat, armadillos and the American alligator which lives in every coastal state between North Carolina and Texas. The less widespread American crocodile are only found in Southern Florida. The Alligator snapping turtle and more than forty other species of turtles are also found in the swampland of the Southern United States.
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