- from Grand Canyon
All animals have their own special needs.
The canyon provides habitats for many different creatures. It has warmth for sun-seeking salamanders and cool air for furry black bears. There are leafy plants for sheep and deer to eat, and cool waters for fish to swim in.
More than 80 species of mammals and 50 species of reptiles and amphibians call the Grand Canyon home. You’ll also find 25 fish species and more than 300 kinds of birds.
Today, the most common animal in the Grand Canyon is the human tourist. But right now, let’s hang out with a few of the locals and learn more about them.