Fridge Magnet Depiction of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a huge national park in the U.S. that consists of three naturally demarcated regions of badlands located in the west of North Dakota. The park was named after the renowned U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt. It is spread over an area of 285 km2 and is divided into three main areas: the South Unit, Elkhorm Ranch Unit and the North Unit. The fridge magnet above displays a picture of a deer in the park. The magnet features a neat acrylic finishing that makes it long lasting and elegant at the same time.
Main Attractions of the Park
The park consists of stunning landscapes and is a great place to visit especially for the nature aficionados. There are trails for hiking and camping in different areas of the park; horse riding is another popular attraction of the park. However, the main and most prominent attraction of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the wildlife viewing. The park has a fantastic variety of animals including elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, feral horse, bison, prairie dogs and white tailed deer. In addition, it contains a huge variety of birds including wild turkeys, sharp-tailed grouse and golden eagles.
Reason why the Park was named after President Roosevelt
During September 1883, President Roosevelt first visited the badlands of North Dakota. During that trip, he bought a bison for himself and was drawn towards the rough lifestyle of the area. Roosevelt then invested heavily in the Maltese Cross Ranch and returned to the ranch after the demise of his mother and wife in 1884. He then began working on another ranch, 'the Elkhorn Ranch.' Roosevelt was extremely involved in both his ranches and took special interest in wildlife hunting. After Roosevelt's death, the official authorities decided to convert the badlands into a national park and named it after Roosevelt to commemorate his work in those areas.