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The World's First Camels Roamed... South Dakota?

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The World's First Camels Roamed... South Dakota?

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The Badlands of South Dakota are filled with the fossils of fascinating and surprising prehistoric animals: saber-toothed cats, large-headed pigs, and even the first camels.


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It covers all or parts of 10 U.S. states and a vast area of more than half a million square miles. It's the Great Plains and this aerial tour makes it easy to understand why it's called America's breadbasket. Join us over prairies, where wild bison roam, past fertile fields first planted by pioneers centuries ago, and across rugged badlands filled with fossils. We explore this region's stunning beauty and reveal the stories of emigrant families, religious exiles, and hopeful prospectors that collectively tell the birth of the Great Plains.

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