Desert Bighorn Sheep prefer rugged mountain slopes to protect themselves from predators.
- desert shrew
Found in sagebrush; sometimes in masses of vegetation at the base of desert plants.
- panamint pocket gopher
Thomymus umbrinus scapterus
Panamint and Grapevine Mountains.
- pygmy pocket gopher
Thomymus umbrinus oreocus
Higher elevations in surrounding mountains;up to 10,000 feet on Telescope Peak.
- great basin pocket mouse
- little pocket mouse
Sage habitat at Harrisburg Flat.
- long-tailed pocket mouse
Perognathus formosus mohavensis
- desert pocket mouse
- chisel-toothed kangaroo rat
Harrisburg Flat in dry, sandy soil with sparse vegetation.
- panamint kangaroo rat
Northern Panamint Mountains between 6000 and 7000 feet.
- Merriam kangaroo rat
Dry, sandy soil on the valley floor.
- desert kangaroo rat
Dry locations on valley, especially around mesquite.
- western harvest mouse
Well watered areas; Salt Creek, Furnace Creek, Hanaupah Canyon, Wildrose.
- cactus mouse
Higher elevations in Grapevine and Cottonwood Mountains.
- deer mouse
Valley floor and mountains.
- canyon mouse
Mountains and rocky canyons.
- brush mouse
Northern Panamint Mountains.
- pinon mouse
Rocky areas in pinyon-juniper belt.
- southern grasshopper mouse
Throughout Death Vally below 5500 feet.
- desert woodrat
From salt marshes into surrounding mountains.
- bushy-tailed woodrat
Pinyon-juniper area of northern Panamint Mountains.
- house mouse
In and around human dwellings.
- panamint chipmunk
Pinyon-juniper belt of Panamint and Grapevine Mountains.
- whitetail antelope squirrel
Mesquite hummocks of valley floor to over 6000 feet in mountains; common along roadsides.
- California ground squirrel
Hunter Mountain area of Cottonwood Mountains.
- roundtail ground squirrel
Low desert; mesquite thickets near Furnace Creek; common along roadsides.
- mojave ground squirrel
Inhabits gentle slopes in Wingate Wash area.
- desert cottontail
Mesquite thickets on valley floor.
- black-tailed jackrabbit
Near valley floor and in mountains.
Grapevine, Panamint, and Cottonwood Mountains.
(An introduced species)
Introduced in the 1880's; Panamint, Cottonwood, and Grapevine Mountains.
(An introduced species)
Introduced; Hunter Mountain, Cottonwood Basin, Pinto Peak, Grapevine Mountains.
- mule deer
Along eastern and western boundaries of the park in Panamint, Cottonwood, and Grapevine Mountains.
- desert bighorn sheep
Ovis canadensis nelsoni
Throughout Death Valley at all elevations; inaccessible ridges and canyons, usually near water.