Other types of animals on the refuge include over 27 species of mammals, at least 20 species of reptiles and 4 species of amphibians. This includes desert bighorn sheep, blacktail jackrabbit, kangaroo rats, desert cottontails, toads, antelope ground squirrels, bats, snakes, lizards, coyotes and several different species of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.
Did you know the western zebra-tailed lizard can run up to 18 mph standing on just their two back feet?
The chuckwalla, pictured on the left, is the largest lizard in the refuge. When alarmed they wedge themselves into crevices; inflating their bodies by gulping air. This makes it difficult for predators to capture them...plus they can deliver a painful bite.