Zumwalt Prairie Wildlife

Trail cameras installed across Zumwalt Prairie have captured quite the diversity of life.

This Chukar and its chick are going in for the close-up! Chukars have a keen sense for water and have been found getting water in mine shafts over 10 feet below the ground.

This little black bear cub cools off and searches for food in one of Zumwalt's many streams. Did you know cubs will stay with their mothers for about two years?

While the cub's in the creek, this adult bear checks out another source of food.

This bobcat has some "huuungry eyes." Did you know bobcats are named for their "bobbed" tails?

These wild turkeys are truly a little wild. Often times wild turkeys will fight to assert dominance within the flock.

Smile, Mr. Coyote! You're on candid camera! Here's a fun fact: coyotes have a very developed sense of smell, which they use to find food and avoid dangerous predators.

What do you think--an elk's version of "Ring Around the Rosy?" The bull (male) elk here has nice antlers, which could reach 4 ft. above its head, bringing his total height to a towering 9 ft!

"You lookin' at me?" Though their eyes are fierce, cougars cannot roar. Instead, the large feline purrs like a house cat.

I spy a mountain cottontail. Do you see it? They're quite small, measuring 13 to 15 inches long and weighing between 1.5 to 2.6 lbs.

And, the show stopper: the wolf. For the first time in decades, wolves are back at Zumwalt Prairie.


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