Characterized by a distinct single broad white stripe from head to tail over a black body.
Found only in the Northern most parts of North America in the Arctic. Fur changes from commonly recognized white in the winter to brown-gray in the summer for seasonal camouflage. Males are larger than females. Live in dens with many entrances. Harsh environments cause shortened life spans of only 3-4 years.
Medium sized animals with short-legs and huge front claws. Body is highly variable in color from gray and brown to orange and almost black and they molt their coarse fur once a year changing color further. A broad white stripe is typical from back of head to the base of the tail. Distinctive long toes […]
Black Bears can range in color from dark brown and black to light cinnamon brown on certain individuals despite their name. Do not use color identify species. They can be distinguished from Grizzly Bears by a much smaller shoulder hump, longer nose, larger ears and shorter fur. Tracks will show shorter claws than Grizzly bears. […]
One of two short-tailed wild felines along with the Canada Lynx Bobcats get their name from their bobbed tails. Distinguishable by a longer black tipped tail that is white underneath. Coloration is highly variable with season, geography and individuals. Bobcats have pointy tufted ears with black tips and white spots. Prints are approximately twice as […]
Similar to Minks in size, with light brown, yellow and white coloration and distinct black feet. Black rings also appear around eyes and tip of tail. Although once common, today they are very rare in the wild and endangered, only three wild populations are known to exist.
Large short-tailed cats, similar in appearance to Bobcats but generally larger in size with larger feet and shorter tail. Hind quarters may be slightly higher than front due to powerful rear legs. Tip of tail will be completely black without any white underneath unlike Bobcats. Extra fur can grow on face giving a bearded appearance. […]
Coyotes tend to be darker in color at higher elevations and reddish brown in desert environs. They do not climb trees like the gray fox which can appear similar. Usually travel in pairs and packs and can be seen year round. Footprints can be hard to distinguish from dog prints. Coyote prints are generally straighter […]