Elk are one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest mammals in North America.  Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark.  Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year.
Black Bears
Black bears are the smallest of the three bears species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability.  Black bear fur is usually a uniform color except for a brown muzzle and light markings that sometimes appear on their chests.
Mountain Goats
Mountain Goats can be found in the mountains of northwestern regions of North America, where they seem to cling and move around on the impossibly steep slopes. Mountain Goats have two beige colored horns that curl back and reach a length of about twelve inches.
Mule Deer
Mule Deer is an animal whose habitat is in the western half of North America. It gets its name from its large mule-like ears. Adult male mule deer are called bucks, adult females are called does, and young of both genders are called fawns.  Each year a buck's antlers start to grow in spring and are shed after mating season.  Instead of running, mule deer move with a bounding leap (stotting) with all four feet coming down together.


Bobcats are one and half to two times larger than a typical house cat.  Bobcats are strict carnivores and prey upon a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, and birds.  Unlike most other cats, a bobcat takes readil to water, sometimes attacking prey such as beaver in the shallows.
Yellow Bellied Marmot
Yellow-bellied Marmots, also known as the Rock Chucks, inhabit steppes, meadows, talus fields and other open habitats, sometimes on the edge of deciduous or coniferous forests, and typically above 6,500 feet (2,000 m) of elevation.  Yellow-bellied Marmots usually weigh between 5 and 11 pounds (2 and 5 kg) when fully grown. They get fatter in the fall just before hibernating.

Big Horn Sheep

  Bighorn Sheep live in dry, desert mountain ranges and foothills, near rocky cliffs, in an environment that is almost waterless and relativley barren of vegetation.  Horn size is a symbol of rank.  Male horns can weigh as much as 30 lbs.  Bighorns have a complex 9-stage digestive process that allows them to maximize removal of nutrients from food of marginal quality.
  Mountain Lion
  Mountain Lions are very adaptable and may thrive in habitats varying from lowland tropical forests, swamps, grassland, Mountain conifer forests, desert scrub, and any location with adequate cover and prey.  The mountain lion hunts by stalking and ambushing, often pouncing on its prey from an elevated vantge point or running it down with a burst of speed.
  Red Fox
  Red Foxes can be found in prairies, scrubland, and forest settings.  It is most suited to lower latitudes but does venture considerably far north.  They will scavenge carrion and other edible material they find.  Red foxes usually hunt alone, and have an acute sense of hearing.  Foxes tend to be possessive of their food and will not share it with others. 
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