Many animal species make Jewel Cave National Monument their home. Most live in the ponderosa pine forest and open meadows on the surface above the cave, but some also live in the cave itself.
Learn more about the more than 1,000 bats that use Jewel Cave as a winter hibernaculum or as a home for the summer.
View a list of bird species found at different times of the year at the monument.
View a list of snakes that call the monument home.