Animals in Montana

Although Montana has a small population, it is home to many different kinds of wildlife.  If you’re traveling through the state and want to see some unusual animals up close, keep reading!


The main animal has fanning horns and sheds them every year. It is ruddy brown, white in variety with a short dull earthy colored mane and white underparts—and an enormous roundabout of long hair on "the rear end".

Mountain Goat

They are light-footed, purposeful climbers, adjusted to the unreliable balance of snow-covered and frigid precipices, where hunters are hesitant to follow. On these precipices, they promptly turn on their followers, including people.

Canada Lynx

The Canada lynx is like the wildcat by all accounts yet can be recognized by its more drawn out legs, more extensive feet, longer ear tufts, and more conspicuous dark tipped tail.

Black Footed Ferret

Dark-footed ferrets are well adapted to the grassland climate of their meadow habitat; they have dark feet and masks, as well as a black-tipped tail.

Whooping Crane

The most perceptible trait of the outshining crane is the huge red fix on the head. The red fix reaches out from the cheek along the bill and over the highest point of the head. The red fix is made of skin and is practically featherless.

American Pika

American pikas are little, rat like warm blooded creatures. Pikas have short, bold bodies with huge, round ears and don’t have a noticeable tail. The American pika has a brown and dark hue, which is intended to disguise them among rocks.