From Canada all the way to the western region of New Mexico lies the Rocky Mountains that have become a darling for many tourists. It is important to know that people are attracted by a lot of things including the snowcapped Rockies rising beyond the cloud line. In addition to that, it is important to know that this area is filled with wonderful wildlife that makes the entire trip to this place thrilling and worth to remember. The following are some of the amazing wildlife animals you will encounter in your visit to the Rocky Mountains.
The Canadian Lynx is one of the majestic creatures you will find in the Rocky Mountains. The creature is much like the home cat but it is bigger in size. The long pointy ears of this feline family animal help it to identify its prey with ease. To survive in the snow, the Canadian Lynx is covered with thick fur. With its long legs, it is able to walk around the snow with ease.
The Wolverine is another creature you will come across. One thing that you need to know is that a wolverine is rarely seen in the Rocky Mountains but it best survives here. The animal roams around the elevated areas as well as the deep valleys in search for something to devour. The wolverine is identified by its muscular stock body, round eyes, light-colored facemask, and short legs. Despite its fearless nature, it is important to know that it was in 2014 recognized as an endangered species.
In the Rocky Mountains, one will also come across the American Bison. This has come to be recognized as the largest North American mammal. One can identify this animal with its fur insulated body and humped shoulders as well as with its short and curved horns. The dominant males in the herd fight to protect the females from other dominant males. The American bison also known as the buffalo is an herbivore which eats shrubs and grass. The American bison is such a famous animal such that even the former president Obama signed the National Bison Legacy naming it a National Mammal.
Another amazing animal found in the Rocky Mountains is the cougars. They are also known as the mountain lions, Pumas and even others call them panthers. The creatures are found all around the forest waiting to pounce on a meal. Even with their cuddy, less dangerous look, it is important to know that cougars can prey on anything including human beings.
To add on your list of the majestic animals in the Rocky Mountains is the Bighorn Sheep. Just as the name suggests, the creatures can be recognized by their long horn and light to dark brown coat. They usually live in herds of about ten in number.