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Often they do, but keep in mind that many of these tributaries are also thermally altered. At any rate, fish that have moved into tributaries return frequently to the Firehole River itself—perhaps seeking additional food. After all, plentiful food is one reason that larger wildlife also live around this river.

Ms. DeRama, didn’t you report seeing a bison named Rosie in the Old Faithful area?

Yes, but that has nothing to do with this discussion! Rosie wasn’t near the river when I saw her—and there was plenty of food available elsewhere.

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Cast of characters - Maya Crowbes, Dr. A Beadle, Gray Fischer, Viola DeRama
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Q: Why do large animals live around the Firehole River?