From Canada all the way to the western region of New Mexico lies the Rocky Mountains that have become a darling for many tourists. People love to come and see the snowcapped Rockies that usually grow beyond the cloud line. In addition to that, it is important to know that this area is filled with wonderful wildlife that makes the entire trip to this place thrilling and worth to remember. The following are some of the amazing wildlife animals you will encounter in your visit to the Rocky Mountains.
One of the animal you will find here is the Canadian Lynx. The creature is much like the home cat but it is bigger in size. It belongs to the feline family and can be identified by its long pointy ears. To survive in the snow, the Canadian Lynx is covered with thick fur. Its long legs help it to maneuver well in these areas.
The Wolverine is another creature you will come across. The Wolverine is a hard animal to find but there several in this forested area. It is usually a fearless animal that will spend most of its time on a high elevation in search of food. The wolverine is identified by its muscular stock body, round eyes, light-colored facemask, and short legs. In 2014 a law was passed and it identified the animal as an endangered species with efforts to save it from extinction.
Also on the list of majestic animals in the Rocky Mountains is the American Bison. This is perhaps the largest living mammal in North America. One can identify this animal with its fur insulated body and humped shoulders as well as with its short and curved horns. The males usually will dominantly protect their females from other invading males in the herds. They are usually herbivores and feed on the woody shrubs and grass. The American bison is such a famous animal such that even the former president Obama signed the National Bison Legacy naming it a National Mammal.
Another amazing animal found in the Rocky Mountains is the cougars. The creatures are also called the Panthers, mountain lions as well as pumas. The mountain lions are found all over the forest in their search for food. Even with their cuddy, less dangerous look, it is important to know that cougars can prey on anything including human beings.
When you make a visit to this area, you will also find the bighorn sheep. Just as the name suggests, the creatures can be recognized by their long horn and light to dark brown coat. They usually live in herds of about ten in number.