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.
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Did You Know?
Desert plants such as cacti may be found in the monument as the average yearly rainfall is only 15 inches.