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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Beginning July 8, 2014 and continuing through the end of August there will be road work at Great Basin National Park on paved roads throughout the park. Delays of 10 minutes or less may occur. Updated 7/29/2014 More »

Animals

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.

Resource Management 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: (344 KB PDF)

Did You Know?

Western skink

Skinks and many other lizards have the ability to rejuvenate their tails. The bright coloration of the tail in some species attracts predators to the break-away appendage, aiding in escape.