Animals

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

Amphibians

Glacier hosts 6 species of amphibians.

Bohemian waxwing fluffs itself in snow

Birds

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

Hands hold trout barely out of water

Fish

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

butterfly hangs upside down from plant stem

Insects

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

Mammals

71 species of mammals call Glacier home.

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

Reptiles

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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800
Phones are generally staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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