Grand Canyon Wildlife
While the spectacular views of Grand Canyon are the main draw for most park visitors, people are often pleasantly surprised to also see some unique wildlife during their canyon visit. Grand Canyon is home to a wide array of animals, both large and small, that are adapted to survive in the harsh desert climates of the canyon. Whether it is an endangered California condor gracefully soaring overhead, or a majestic herd of elk gathered together during the rutting season, Grand Canyon’s wildlife is sure to make your Grand Canyon visit even more memorable.
Even though park animals may appear to be tame or fearless around humans, know that all park animals are wild and, therefore, dangerous. Visitors are regularly bit by squirrels that they lure in with food for a close up photo and visitors have been more severely injured by elk and deer as well. Never approach or feed animals at Grand Canyon; park regulations state that you must be 75 feet away from wild animals for both your safety and theirs. Read the guide below to learn more.