Bison were reintroduced to the Refuge in 2007.
Black-footed ferrets were first reintroduced to the Refuge on October 5, 2015, into prairie dog burrows across more than 1,300 acres in the northeast portion of the Refuge.
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
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.
The long howls of coyotes heard at dusk and nighttime are so individuals can be located by the pack.
Cottontail rabbits will jump from side to side to break their scent trail when being chased by a predator.
Mule deer have a black tip at the end of their tail and their antlers fork at multiple points.
The raccoon’s best sense is its sense of touch.
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: Feb 13, 2017