Bryce Canyon Animals
Viewing wildlife is part of the National Park experience, so help keep it wild and safe by not feeding the animals. Feeding them is not only dangerous for them, it is dangerous for humans. Besides physiological problems to their digestive system, it lures the animals to places where they are in danger from vehicles while they scrounge for human food. Keep in mind that many of the cute little animals people like to feed are rodents that can transmit disease. Feeding them causes them not only to bite you, but to bite other visitors as well. Deer can be aggressive if they are fed or if they are used to being fed.
Animals living at Bryce Canyon - Animals such as the least chipmunk scurry about the park, often unnerved by the visitors. Present in Bryce Canyon National Park are mule deer, ground squirrels, bobcats, ringtail cats, foxes, hawks, elk and even the golden eagle. The Utah prairie dog will even rear its head once in a while.
Utah Prairie Dog
California Condor - The California Condor is another animal that is being brought back from the grips of extinction. There are now about four dozen, captive-raised, condors living in the Grand Staircase National Monument. These enormous birds fly through Bryce Canyon, from the nearby monument, searching for carrion. The large birds prefer living in the mountainous country at low and moderate elevations that are present in the Grand Staircase. The condor likes to roost in tall open trees or cliffs. The condors are one of the largest flying birds in the world with a wing span up to 9.5'.
Peregrine Falcon - Still another survivor is the Peregrine Falcon. In 1999 this falcon was on the endangered species list, but today they are alive and well, living in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Crows - They are often seen perched on the fence posts at the Bryce Canyon view points along the scenic drive.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
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