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Deer, bighorn sheep, elk, rabbits, birds, bats, foxes and three kinds of wild cats roam the Zion area.

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Amphibians in Zion National Park

Frogs, toads and even a salamander are to be found in Zion National Park, thanks to the Virgin River, streams in slot canyons and even monsoon rains. Read More...

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Bats in Utah

Look to the sky at dusk and those small birds you see may actually be bats. You can distinguish bats from birds by their flight patterns. Read More...

Bighorn Sheep in Zion

Bighorn Sheep in Utah

There are lots of bighorn sheep in Utah. In fact, there are too many. Zion and Utah are creating a plan to capture and move bighorn. Share your comments. Read More...

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Black Bears in Utah

Unlike the grizzly, the black bear is still fairly common in the large forested areas of Utah. Rarely black, instead they can be blonde or chocolate brown. Read More...

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Chipmunks, Beaver, and Porcupines in Utah

Forty percent of all Utah mammals are rodents. You can distinguish rodents by the way they eat. Read More...

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Coyotes in Utah

No one who has heard the eerie cry of a coyote during its hunt in Zion can ever forget it. The high-pitched yip, yip and howl are just plain spooky. Read More...

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Don’t Feed the Wild Animals!

Feeding wildlife is actually a form of animal cruelty. Being fed human food causes the wrong type of bacteria to become dominant in their stomachs. Read More...

A Black-Footed Ferret in Coyote Basin, Utah

Ferrets and Pine Martens in Utah

The black-footed ferret (the French word for “thief”) was once considered the rarest land mammal in North America. Read More...

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Fish Species of Zion National Park

Although fishing in Zion is not a hugely popular pastime, the mountains around Zion have stocked reservoirs and plenty of fishing opportunities. Read More...

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Fox Rare in Zion

Visitors keep eye’s wide to catch a glimpse of the rare gray fox found in Zion’s woodlands and shrubs. Read More...

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Mountain Lions in Zion Canyon

Zion National Park gets almost three million visitors annually — most in Zion Canyon — and mountain lions stay far away from such crowds. Read More...

Mule deer in Bryce Canyon National Park. Photo by James Phelps [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mule Deer Inhabit Utah

This elegant animal is one of the most common in the area and can often be seen grazing on the lawns in front of park buildings. Read More...

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Peregrine Falcons in the Zion Park region

At least 291 bird species call Zion home. Birds operate pretty independently of humans, but sometimes the two conflict. Both falcons and climbers love Zion’s commanding cliffs. Read More...

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Pikas and Jackrabbits in Utah

The fertile grasslands, woodsy forests and lots of streams in Utah allow the jackrabbit, pika and cottontail to flourish. Read More...

Pronghorn antelope in Utah

Pronghorn Antelope in Utah

The popular big game animal known as the “pronghorn” frequents southern Utah. Read More...

A lizard in Zion National Park. Photo by Elisabeth Kwak

Reptiles in Southern Utah

Lizards and snakes flourish in Zion Canyon. Chances are, as you walk the many trails, you’ll see one of the 16 species of lizards or 13 snake species. Read More...

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Wild Cats in Utah, but Elusive

Utah has three species of native cats, the mountain lion, or cougar; the lynx; and the bobcat, a cousin to the lynx. Read More...