Wildlife  in Colorado 

Are you intrigued to learn more about the wildlife in Colorado? Read on and let us know which animal you would love to see the most!

Bighorn Sheep

They are the official state animal of Colorado and can be found on the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep can be seen in its natural habitat in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Bison

The American Bison are large mammals that can reach up to 6.5 feet tall and weigh up to 2,200 pounds. They travel in herds and have an average life span of 20 years.


Colorado's forests are home to the Rocky Mountain Elk, one of the state's most popular animals. North America had only 40,000 elk in the early 1900s, according to Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Mountain Lion

Colorado's mountain lion, feared but rarely seen, is one animal species most visitors don't seek out. The mountain lion is one of North America's largest cats, known as a cougar, puma, or panther in Colorado.

Black Bear

Black bears can be found throughout Colorado in areas of Gambel’s oak and aspen, mostly living in oak brush areas and occasionally venturing into aspen forests.


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