Carnivores (Order Carnivora)

An American black bear walking among shrubs.
American Black Bear

Don't let its name fool you, not all black bears are black. Their different color variations include brown, cinnamon, tan, blond and white.

A cougar resting in fallen leaves in front of a tan stone wall.

While these large cats can be found in the park, these solitary animals are rarely seen.

Bobcat sitting in a tree.

Bobcats are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active at dawn and at dusk.


Rodents (Order Rodentia)

Siskiyou chipmunk sitting on a small piece of wood surrounded by leaves.
Siskiyou Chipmunk

The Siskiyou chipmunk is commonly spotted through out the park.

California ground squirrel on a stone post of a fence.
California Ground Squirrel

California ground squirrels create habitat for other animals, such as rodents and snakes, which occupy their empty burrows.

Mountain beaver sitting on a downed log.
Mountain Beaver

Despite its name the mountain beaver is not actually a beaver but is considered the most primitive rodent alive today.

Bushy tailed wood rat hiding behind a leaf.
Bushy Tailed Wood Rat

This rodent often creates nests or "middens" in the cave.


Ungulates (Order Artiodactyla)

An ungulate is defined as any hooved mammal that walks on its toes. The two major groups of living hoofed mammals are the Artiodactyla, or cloven-hooved mammals; and the Perissodactyla, or odd-toed mammals. The only ungulate that can be found at Oregon Caves is the Columbian black-tailed deer which is in the order Artiodactyla.


Last updated: August 13, 2018

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