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Wildlife Viewing: Mammals

One of the most popular activities in National Parks is Wildlife Viewing. Here are just some of the many mammals you might see while visiting America's National Parks.

Coming Soon: Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

Winter 2017/2018 we will be including wildlife information for birds, reptiles and amphibians most likely seen in the US National Parks.

Respecting Wildlife

Traveling to National Parks is fun and exciting for kids of all ages, including us "big" kids. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the beauty and the nature that we stop thinking about what is "right" for the wildlife that lives in these gorgeous destinations.

Popular National Parks for Wildlife Viewing

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October's Featured Park
Arches National Park is known for its' remarkable natural red sandstone arches. With over 2,000 catalogued arches that range in size from a three-foot opening, to Landscape Arch which measures 306 feet from base to base, the park offers the largest concentration of natural arches in the world.
October's Animal
Most commonly found in the tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, the pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.