Bryce Canyon Animals

Humans are not the only one who enjoy Bryce Canyon National Park; several species of animals and other fauna inhabit the park. While they may enrich tourists’ visit to the canyon, they must remember to let them be so that they can continue to enjoy their home. 59 species of mammals, 175 species of birds, 11 species of reptiles, 4 species of amphibians, and more than 1,000 species of insects all live within the park’s boundaries.

Antelope in Bryce CanyonPerhaps one of the most prevalent animals that visitors will see is the ground squirrels who scamper throughout the park on the ground. They also climb the tall trees and traverse through the landscape that is treacherous for humans.

Larger mammals like the mule deer, coyotes, mountain lions, and black bear also reside in the national park, and occasionally grace visitors with an appearance. Other notable specials here are: mice, wood rats, numerous types of birds -- like hawks and eagles, ringtail cats, chipmunks, and foxes dwell in this wonderful national park.

It is very important that park visitors not feed animals even if they appear to beg for food. These animals are not accustomed to a diet of human food, and if they grow to like such food, it may spoil their desire to forage for food that they would otherwise eat in the wild. Further, human food may cause them harm as their bodies don't digest it well. Also, animals and humans are best kept apart from each other since both carry ailments that may adversely infect each other. Besides coaxing an animal near to you for food may cause some misunderstanding, and the animal may react in a way that will hurt humans. Don’t feed the animals!

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