Southern Utah Jack Rabbit

Small Wildlife – Bryce Canyon Country

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Wildlife watchers always hope to catch a glimpse of brag-worthy animals: bears, Rocky Mountain elk, Peregrine falcon. Sure it happens, most people are more likely to cross paths with the many smaller animals that call Bryce Canyon Country home such as cottontail and jack rabbits, porcupines, ringtail cats, raccoons, marmots, weasels, badgers, skunks, Golden mantled ground squirrels, Uinta chipmunks, and the endangered Utah Prairie Dog.

Elevation, climate, and availability of food and water usually determine which animals you’ll see where. In

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Bryce Canyon Area Rattlesnake

Unique Wildlife – Bryce Canyon Country

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Bryce Canyon Country’s unique and varied landscape is home to a diverse animal population—and viewing these wild animals in their natural habitat can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Bryce Canyon Country’s cliffs and canyons, gorges and high mountain plateaus, alpine juniper and pinyon forests, sagebrush, and infamous red rock hoodoos all cater to a varied wildlife population that you won’t find in exact replica anywhere else.

Horny toads are quite common in the region surrounding Bryce Canyon.

Some of the unique

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