Today we learned what an “ungulate” was and the different kinds living here in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We played a game that allowed the students to understand the rise and fall of a deer population in relation to the available resources: water, food and shelter. We then took a wildlife drive to Mormon Row and saw the Kelly Bison Herd from afar. We spent the afternoon exploring the Elk Refuge Visitor Center. Here the kids were allowed some time for free exploration.
Follow-up Question: What is an ungulate?
Answer: An ungulate is a mammal with hooves. Some examples of ungulates living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem include moose, elk, bison, deer, pronghorn and big horn sheep.