In the cycle of life predators and prey play supporting roles to each other. A balance of both populations indicates a healthy ecosystem.
No other place is as harsh as the mountain environment when considering the risks that each animal must take just to survive. Climate, terrain and other factors weigh heavily on each animal and they must learn to mitigate each factor in order to survive.
Young mammals must be quick learners and rely upon instinct to live to an old enough age to pass on their genes and lessons learned to their offspring.
The Rocky Mountains are home to the animals I am familiar with. Much has been written about the uncomparable Rocky Mountains. These pages are not about the mountains where these incredible animals call home.
North America's Continental Divide travels north to south through the Rocky Mountains. Numerous mountain ranges combine to produce some of the most incredible mountains in the world. Although many others would disagree there are many who agree with this statement.
The Rocky Mountains are home to such jems as Montana's Glacier National Park, Canada's Banff, Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park and The Tetons just to name a few.
The material contained in this ablum and its attached pages are a compliation of many sources found on the internet as well as the own personal observations and life experiences of this author.
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These ungulates are spread throughout the Rocky Mountains. Found on the valley floors and on mountain tops these incredible mammals will certainly provide photo opportunities as well as great memories when you enter their home ranges.
Visit each page to learn more about each of these animals.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Rocky Mountain Goat
Rocky Mountain Elk
The top three predators in the Rocky Mountain all command respect while visiting their home. Visit each page for information regarding their habitat, their life cycle, conservation efforts and how to travel safely in the Rocky Mountains while enjoying the outdoors.
The Gray Wolf
The Red Fox