Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms Through the Weekend
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
The majority of pest problems reported in the Grand Canyon National Park over the last decade relate to structures and/or health concerns. The most common pests reported include cockroaches, scorpions, rodents, ferral cats and skunks. Problems occur when structures in need of repair allow for entry through unpatched holes. Water leaks that are not repaired can also attract these pests. Unsanitary conditions in food preparation areas are the main cause of cockroach infestations. Since 1984, monitoring of cockroaches has taken place using sticky traps. NPS staff began the monitoring. It is now handled by the concession contracted pest applicator.
Did You Know?
The elk found within Grand Canyon National Park weigh as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg), and have been known to injure people who approach them. Never approach wild animals. It is dangerous, and illegal, to feed the wild animals in a national park. Violators will be fined.