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Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep (Artiodactyla: Bovidae: Ovis canadensis) can be found in many mountainous areas of the North American west. Scattered from Colorado’s Front Range to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains and from Canada’s Northern Rockies to Baja Mexico, these large mammals are at … Continue reading

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A foraging yellow-bellied marmot

A yellow-bellied marmot (Rodentia: Sciuridae: Marmota flaviventris) foraging in an alpine meadow. Recorded 08/06/2013 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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The Mighty Moose

Found in parts of the United States, Canada, Scandanavia, and Russia, moose (Artiodactyla: Cervidae: Alces alces) are the largest species of deer in the world. Growing to around six feet in height at the shoulder these beasts can weigh almost … Continue reading

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Yellow-bellied marmot

Of the six marmot species in North America only two have a widespread distribution. Groundhogs (Rodentia: Sciuridae: Marmota monax) are exceedingly common in the east, but yellow-bellied marmots (Rodentia: Sciuridae: Marmota flaviventris) dominate the mountainous west. These ground squirrels inhabit slopes from the … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Hidden among the high peaks of north-central Colorado’s Front Range is a breathtaking sanctuary for wildlife. Moose, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, black bears, and mountain lions roam this primeval haven in such large numbers that most are almost impossible … Continue reading

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