The diversity of habitats in Great Basin National Park gives rise to a wide variety of animal life. From sagebrush steppe to alpine areas, from caves to creeks, many species thrive.
Bighorn Sheep are included in Sensitive Species list.

Bighorn Sheep on talus slope.

NPS Photo

Mammal Species (other than bats) in Great Basin National Park of Special Concern:

  • Water Shrew (Sorex Palustris)
  • Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)
  • Beaver (Castor canadensis)
  • Sagebrush Vole (Lagurus curtatus)
  • Porcupine (Erethizon dorsature)
  • Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
  • Pygmy Rabbit (Sylvilagus idahoensis)
  • Ringtail Cat (Bassariscus astutus)

Species of Special Concern

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