The largest mammals living in the park are elk, black-tailed deer, black bear, mountain lion, and mule deer. Wolves occasionally cross over the park boundary but none are known as denizens. As climate data continue to show a warming trend, wolves may follow prey further up Mount Mazama slopes and potentially become residents.
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Common around Rim Drive are the small mesocarnivores—pine marten, red fox, bobcat, striped skunk and coyotes. Up to seventy percent of a mesocarnivore's diet is meat thus they might be seen hunting pika, squirrels, and rabbits in the higher elevations of the park.
Last updated: May 17, 2021