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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park in Texas.

Big Bend National Park, Western Texas, bordering Mexico. It has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. It contains more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.

The national park covers 801,163 acres. The park was named after a large bend in the Rio Grand river and Texas—Mexico border.

Read more about Big Bend National Park on Wikipedia


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