United States Wildlife

The United States is a large and ecologically diverse country, with very different kinds of wildlife dominant in different areas. By analyzing how and where people talk about the animals around them, we can begin to see a map of American wildlife emerging. People in Montana and Alaska naturally talk about grizzly bears more than people in other states, while those in Louisiana and Florida are more likely to talk about alligators. While some animals are dominant in certain areas because of their affiliation with sports teams (there are not actually any bengals in Cincinnati or bulls in Chicago), others reveal their true habitat.

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Grizzly Bear





Bald Eagle