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  • Bathing American black bear 218 X 116

    So Refreshing!

    This American black bear was observed enjoying a refuge wildlife drinker for more than a drink!

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  • Chihuhua raven 218 X 116

    A bird's eye view

    The adult Chihuahuan raven has a glossy black plumage. The species is fairly common in deserts and dry grasslands of the southwest.

  • Grey fox

    Gray fox

    The gray fox can scramble-up a tree quickly, and is the only member of the dog family capable of climbing.

  • Mountain lion 218 X 116

    Mountain lion

    Mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther, catamount, ghost cat—this North American cat is known by more names than just about any other mammal!

  • Badger 218 X 116

    North American badger

    Badgers are built to dig. They move dirt faster than any other mammal, including a person with a shovel!


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Refuge sign

The refuge is open year round during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). No entrance fees are required. The entrance gate is timed to open at sunrise and close at sunset seven days a week. The Visitor Center's new hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Our Natural Beauty is Highlighted

Naturalistic Wildlife Drinkers

Black bear at a naturalistic drinker on Sevilleta / refuge remote camera, USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge received acclamation for redesigning the refuge's wildlife drinkers to a naturalistic design! This new calendar year's U.S. Fish and Wildlife "Refuge Update" highlighted an article on the refuge's achievement! To read the entire article on Sevilleta's efforts, see the link below.

Sevilleta Article in Refuge Update Jan-Feb 2015
Page Photo Credits — Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera / USFWS, Black bear at naturalistic wildlife drinker on Sevilleta / refuge remote camera, USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 14, 2015
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