2. LOCATION 3. SOME FACTS IT Is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide Below Yavapai point is 2,400 feet above sea level, about 4,500 feetbelow the South Rim and 5,400 feet below the North Rim for anaverage depth of about one mile Took 3-6 million years to form; erosion continues to alter its contours Includes approximately 70 species of mammals, 250 species of birds,25 types of reptiles and five species of amphibiansIt was formed by the Colorado River, which flows west through thecanyon and averages about 300 feet width, 100 feet in depth and flowsat an average speed of four miles per hourIt was made a national monument in 1908 and became a national parkin 1919 It Is populated by five Indian tribes: The Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai,Paiute and Hualapai 4. Yosemite National Park( California) 5. Yosemite history . Heres a list of ten Yosemite facts we bet you didnt know aboutthis amazing park. 1. Male deer (bucks) in Yosemite Park shed their antlers every fallafter mating season. They grow them back in the spring. 2. Giant Sequoias which grow in Yosemite National Park are thebiggest living things on the planet. However, the seed for the GiantSequoia is only the size of a piece of oatmeal. Grizzly Giant is thename of the oldest Sequoia in Yosemite Park. 3. The American Indians who live in Yosemite are called theAhwahneechee Indians. Their traditional homes look like teepees,but are actually made of incense-cedar bark. 4. Yosemite National Park is visited by over 3.5 million people everyyear. Summer is by far the busiest season at Yosemite. 5. Yosemite Park was the first area of land set aside by the USgovernment for preservation and protection. 6. . 6. Though Half Dome and El Capitan are Yosemites most well knownsummits, Mt. Lyell is actually Yosemites highest peak. 7. Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles. However, onlya tiny fraction of that land is traversed by visitors. The vast majority of thepark is largely untouched and uninhabited by humans. 8. California has approximately 7,000 known plant species. Yosemitecontains twenty percent of those species. 9. Galen Clark was the first designated Guardian of Yosemite. He used tohike through the park barefoot and was quoted as saying that shoes arecruel and silly instruments of torture, at once uncivilized, unhuman andunnecessary. 10. Black bears found in Yosemite weigh between 150 and 500 poundswhen full grown, but when they are born, they weigh less than half a pound.The mother black bear is fast asleep during hibernation when her baby isborn. 7. Location 8. El capitn & half Dome 9. Waterfalls 10. The giant sequoias in MariposaGrove 11. Yosemite black bears The cute little bears can be quite 12. dangerous, so be careful!!!