The United States is known for a lot of its tourist spots, from east to the west, almost every state has their own monument of famous spot to be proud of. New York has the Statue of Liberty, California has the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, an Arizona has one of the world’s most famous canyons, the Grand Canyon.
It has been one of the most popular tourist destinations not just within the United States but all over the world. The Grand Canyon is actually known to be one of the largest and one of the oldest rock formations in the world is home to different types of animals. One of these animals is squirrels. A video of a squirrel went viral after a couple gave it some water.
Grand Canyon’s Thirsty Squirrel
The world-famous Grand Canyon is also home to some of the oldest squirrels in the world, which is why scientists based the age of the Canyon from these squirrels and it was discovered that it was approximately about five to six million years ago. It is almost inevitable to actually not encounter a squirrel while on a tour of the Grand Canyon, in fact, a video went viral wherein a squirrel actually drank from the water bottle of the tourist.
An English man named Paul Camps, who is from Gloucester, England, revealed that he came across a squirrel who seemed to be acting way too different than usual, which is why it caught his attention right away. He was on a tour with his girlfriend at the Grand Canyon, and Camps explained how the squirrel kept on following him and was putting his hands up like a child who wanted to be picked up.
He then passed his water bottle to his girlfriend so he could take a picture of the peculiar squirrel, but it stopped coming on to him but turned to his girlfriend instead. It turns out that the said squirrel is actually really thirsty and is in need of a drink. The couple then decided to give the poor squirrel a drink by opening their bottle of water and the squirrel couldn’t help but drink not just a bit, but the entire bottle.
It held the bottle steadily with its little paws and Camps even joked about how they didn’t drink from the same bottle. Summer can be pretty brutal for some animals from this area but they always manage to find a way to survive, it just so happens that this particular squirrel is in need of some water and it would seem that it is actually used to interacting with people, especially tourists.
There are some other animals who live in the Grand Canyon, such as more than 400 species of birds, 91 species of mammals, and 48 species of reptiles. The Grand Canyon National Park are the ones who make sure that these animals are not being harmed in any way possible and at the same time, they also make sure that the millions of people who visit the canyon are safe as well.
Why People Visit The Grand Canyon
More than five million people from all over the world go to the United States to visit one of the oldest rock formations in the world. The animals in the Grand Canyon are not the only ones that are picture perfect, but actually, the canyon itself is way better than any other site around the area. The rock and land formation would make it seem like you are looking at a painting and that is one of the most famous reasons why people actually make an effort to visit.
Millions of people visit the canyon every year
Most people think that visiting the Grand Canyon is just all about walking and taking beautiful pictures of the canyon itself. However, what they don’t know is that there are actually tons of activities to do. It turns out that bringing an RV is permitted around the area so you could bring your family and friends to camp with you. This would also give you a great opportunity to enjoy the wilderness by hiking, biking, and even whitewater rafting. Some people, however, prefer to see and enjoy things from afar and take a helicopter ride to enjoy the full beauty of the canyon.