Wildlife in Utah

Utah's diverse climate and terrain is home to over 600 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Naturalists, pack your rucksacks with field journals and your best pair of binoculars. Settle in, and enjoy our other citizens. Read more...



Buffalo or Bison?

Bison. See them on Antelope Island State Park.


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Bear River Bird Refuge


Blessed by Water, Worked by Hand

Bear River Heritage Area

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Refuges & Natural Areas

Along the Wasatch Front, the Ogden Nature Center (801-621-7595) is the only city-centered nature habitat in the state providing a wildlife sanctuary and nature trails. Red Butte Gardens, on the Wasatch foothills east of Salt Lake City, are the home of many species of mammals and birds. But these are not the only spots popular by wildlife. View the links below for a list of some of the best wildlife observation locations in the state!

Desert bighorn sheep reside in Canyonlands, mountain goats pine their way to the Uintas, and American bison herds march along Antelope Island State Park and the Henry Mountains.

The best source of information on Utah wildlife is the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114, 801-538-4700.

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