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Death Valley Wildlife

Mammals of Death Valley

    Canines

      Carnivorous and omnivorous mammals belonging to the family Canidae. It includes dogs, wolves, foxes, and coyotes.

    Cats

      Felis is a genus of the family Felidae including mountain lion and bobcat.

    Ringtail Family

      Ringtail

      Bassaricus astutus
        Nocturnal and secretive; rocky terrain in arid brush and wooded areas.
        picture & summary

    Weasel Family

      Badger

      Taxidea taxus
        Mostly nocturnal, but often active in early morning; low desert into mountains; digs burrows.
        picture & summary


      Spotted Skunk

      Spilogale putorius
        Nocturnal; found in brushy areas and among boulders in mountains.

    Hooved Mammals

    Rabbits & Hares

    Rodents

    Bats

    Shrews

      Desert Shrew

      Notiosorex crawfordi
        Found in sagebrush; sometimes in masses of vegetation at the base of desert plants.

Also see:

DEATH VALLEY

Mammals

Reptiles

Amphibians

Fish


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