Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature & Wildlife in Rocky Mountain

Flora & Fauna

Rocky Mountain National Park is home to about 900 species of plants, 281 types of birds and 60 species of mammals. Some are easy to spot while others remain elusive, but all are part of the park's eco-system. The incredible diversity of plant and animal life in the park ...

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Ticks at Rocky Mountain

A tick is an arachnid, a member of the spider family. Like a mosquito, it feeds on blood from larger, warmblooded animals in order to reproduce. It is also similar to the mosquito because it can carry dis-ease. Ticks are found throughout the park, particularly in the meadows. Use ...

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Bighorn Sheep

The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis), symbol of Rocky Mountain National Park, are well-known for their impressive horns and their incredible agility on the steep crags of the Rockies. Neither of these attributes, unfortunately, could protect the sheep from the threat of the introduction of domestic sheep, which carried disease ...

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