• Bandelier Short-horned Lizard

    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

Domesticated Animals

domesticated turkeys

Domesticated turkeys were raised for their feathers and meat.

NPS Collection

The Ancestral Pueblo people had domesticated dogs and turkeys. The dogs were companions, and turkeys were valued for food and feathers. The feathers, twisted with yucca fibers, were woven into warm blankets.

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Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula hawk hatchlings feed on the still living body of a tarantula captured by their mother. The mother tarantula hawk must fight the tarantula and then drag it to a burrow where she deposits an egg.