Powerful fore-ends with dark distinctive shaggy fur are much broader than hind quarters. Bison have long relatively narrow bodies. Both males and females have horns although male’s are larger. Prefer grasslands and prairie but can also be found in wooded areas in some National Parks. Usually found in groups or herds. Nomadic by nature but […]
Larger than mule deer but smaller than moose, this member of the deer family has dark fur around neck and head with lighter fur from shoulders to hind legs. Antlers are pointier than moose and they are paler in color. Elk tend to travel in herds of several hundred sometimes divided by sex.
Usually the populations are noted with signs. They usually travel in small herds that share common territory with a larger population. The tracks of wild horses will obviously show no signs of horse shoes common on domestic horses. Domesticated horses often show a hollow area in the center of the hoof print.
Large dog like mammal with pointed ears and bushy fur. Color varies from white to black and any shade of brown or gray. Ears are proportionally shorter than those of coyotes which are typically half their size. Nails almost always register in tracks. Do not climb trees. Social animals live in packs of as many […]
Moose are the largest member of the deer family and have distinct wide palmate antlers. They also have long heads and noses and can have a beard-like tuft under their neck called a dew-flap. Typically a rich dark brown in color but variations exist. Commonly found in cold regions they do not perspire and cannot […]
The largest native feline in North America next to the Jaguar. Cougars have long tails and uniform brown tawny fur that can range from light tan to red in color with seasonal changes. Babies can have spots but they are lost near maturity. Can be found in huge variety of western habitats but sightings in […]
Muskox are very unique ungulates found only in the most northern cold climates of North America. They appear quite large from their broad humped shoulders and long dreadlock-like wool hair. Both males and females have horns which are not shed. They require extremely cold climates with brief cool summers in order to survive.