Some of the animals found at Dinosaur National Monument (left to right): white-tailed prairie dog, elk, great-horned owls, bighorn sheep.



Dinosaur National Monument is a land of rivers and desert, of mountains and canyons. Coyotes and mountain lions wander the monument's rugged landscape, past dinosaur graveyards, thriving prairie dog towns, and the cool green of a cottonwood-shaded streambank. Peregrine falcons make their homes in towering canyon cliffs and greater sage grouse nest under the silver-leafed sagebrush. Below the rugged canyon walls, Dinosaur's rivers provide some of the last known spawning and nursery habitat for several endangered fish.

To learn about some of the more common species, visit the links to the left. To see a complete list of all species found in the monument, visit NPSpecies.

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