Glacier National Park's diversity of habitat types creates opportunities for a wide range of animals. Find more information on everything from the large and majestic elk of the prairies, to the small stonefly of glacier-fed streams.
boreal toad clings to burnt log


Glacier hosts 6 species of amphibians.

Bohemian waxwing fluffs itself in snow


There are 276 species of birds are found in the park.

Hands hold trout barely out of water


Due to past stocking practices, Glacier waters host a complicated mix of native and invasive fish species.

butterfly hangs upside down from plant stem


It is nearly impossible to know how many species of insect live in Glacier, when a single rotting log alone could host thousands.

Bighorn sheep kicks up snow as it heads downhill


71 species of mammals call Glacier home.

painted turtle sticks head up (photo credit Gary Eslinger/USFWS)


There are only three species of reptiles in the park, with a fourth suspected to be present.

Last updated: June 3, 2016

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West Glacier, MT 59936


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