Reptiles and Amphibians
Reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded animals whose bodies take on the temperature of their surroundings. They may be seen basking in the sun on warm rocks that make up the mountain. Cool nights usually send them into burrows or crevices to keep warm.
Several species of snakes and lizards inhabit the monument. Amphibians are somewhat less numerous since there is no permanent water source in the park.
Did You Know?
In 1933, Capulin Mountain National Monument was the recipient of a Civil Works Project. The project employed twenty-four local men to improve the park's infrastructure which included the road to the rim of the volcano. More...