9 Native US Mountain Animals

Elk

Elk roam the Rockies from Washington to Arizona. Male elk live alone or in single herds. Males compete with the harem of females to mate and protect throughout the breeding season.

Bighorn sheep

The Rocky Mountains stretch from Canada to Mexico. Rocky Mountain National Park mascot lives in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, California, and Arizona. Male horns weigh 30 pounds.

Mountain  Goat

Alpine and subalpine environments are home. These flamboyant animals live in the steep hills and cliffs of the region. Eating grasses, herbs, trees, lichens, ferns and shrubs.

American Pika

Alpine and subalpine environments are home. These flamboyant animals live in the steep hills and cliffs of the region. Eating grasses, herbs, trees, lichens, ferns and shrubs.

Abert’s Squirrel

It eats the Ponderosa Pine tree nuts, seeds, bark, and spring buds. In late April, these squirrels shed their winter coats and grow a short, sleek one.

Grizzly Bears

Grizzlies once roamed Western North America. Territorial grizzlies threatened early inhabitants in the area. They fruit, insects, plants, carrion, fish, rodents, and even human rubbish.

Green Salamander

Green salamanders live in West Virginia, Kentucky and northern Mississippi. It lives in wet rock crevices and tree bark. Tree-dwelling salamanders have frog-like toes.

Boreal Owl

In boreal subalpine forests. Mice and rats eat in this tree. 3-7, 8-10-inch monogamous owls. Long-term relationships. In woodpecker holes. Female lays 3-7 eggs, male protects territory.

Red Fox

The Sierra Nevada red fox is a subspecies of the North American red fox. The Sierra Nevada fox lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Lifelong mates who hunt and breed together.

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