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Mammals

Silhouette of mule deer with golden sunset
  • Bison

    bison cow laying with calf

    Bison were reintroduced to the Refuge in 2007. 

  • Black-tailed Prairie Dog

    Prairie Dogs on Burrow

    The black-tailed prairie dog is a keystone species at the Refuge meaning many animals are either dependent on it for food or the habitat they provide.

  • Coyote

    Coyote after snowfall

    The long howls of coyotes heard at dusk and nighttime are so individuals can be located by the pack.

  • Eastern Cottontail

    cottontailed rabbit in snow

    Cottontailed rabbits will jump from side to side to break their scent trail when being chased by a predator.

  • Mule Deer

    Mule deer walking forward in prairie grasses

    Mule deer have a black tip at the end of their tail and their antlers fork at multiple points.

  • Raccoon

    Raccoon  on log

    The raccoon’s best sense is its sense of touch.

  • White-tailed Deer

    White-Tailed Deer with raised white tail

    When white-tailed deer raise their tails you can see their signature white tail "flagging".

Page Photo Credits — Bison and Calf - © Dave Showalter, Prairie Dogs on Burrow - © Dave Showalter, Coyote in Snow - © John Carr, Cottontailed Rabbit - © Shattil/Rozinski, Mule Deer Buck in Prairie - © Harlan Cooper, Baby Raccoon - © Vaughn Cottman, White-Tailed Deer - © Shattil/Rozinski
Last Updated: Dec 02, 2014
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