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Spotting Wildlife in the Badlands

a bighorn sheep pops its head up and over tall green grasses.

Badlands National Park

a bighorn sheep's head appears above a swath of tall green grasses.
With thousands of wild animals calling the Badlands home, there are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife during your visit.

NPS Photo / Larry McAfee

In the lists below, you can find articles about Badlands wildlife and common locations in the park where you may see them. Use the navigation bar to check out a specific animal or explore them all!


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    Bighorn Sheep

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      Prairie Dogs

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          Tags: wildlife

          Last updated: May 11, 2021