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The alpha female of the Canyon Pack at Yellowstone National Park sustained a gunshot wound and was euthanized last month near Gardiner, Mont. Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park hide caption

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Pan-seared buffalo tenderloin with a corn and sweet potato hash and chimichurri sauce is served up at The Local, a restaurant in Jackson, Wyo. Courtesy of Erin Neary/The Local hide caption

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Almost like clockwork, every 60 to 110 minutes, Old Faithful shoots out a jet of steam and hot water up to 184 feet high. In summer the nearby parking lot fills and empties at about the same pace. Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says, "One of the great fears of every superintendent of Yellowstone is that Old Faithful will stop erupting when they're superintendent." Michael Nichols/National Geographic hide caption

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Is Yellowstone National Park In Danger Of Being 'Loved To Death'?

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A bison herd with calves travels through Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park. The park has proposed a cull of 1,000 bison, primarily cows and calves, this winter. Neal Herbert/National Park Service/Flickr hide caption

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Stefan Larsson serves up bison sloppy Joes and juniper-smoked bison tenderloin, which will be offered at the Yellowstone National Park this summer. Each park will have different menus featuring local foods. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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