American bison, which live in South Dakota's Badlands National Park, can weigh up to 2,000 pounds.
American bison, which live in South Dakota's Badlands National Park, can weigh up to 2,000 pounds.
Photograph by Geoffrey Kuchera, Dreamstime

Badlands National Park

Red and orange rock formations jut sharply from the ground, rising as much as a thousand feet in the air. The craggy, steep hills, which are called buttes, stretch for miles in every direction. They’re part of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The land in the 244,300-acre park has been shaped by natural forces over millions of years—and it will continue to change in some drastic ways.

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