Discover Arizona’s Wildlife Species

From scales to fur, from feathers to horns, you’ll find a rich diversity of wildlife in Arizona.
Use the filters below to get to know the birds, reptiles, fish and mammals we actively manage.

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  1. Gila Trout

    The Gila trout is one of Arizona’s two threatened native trout species and is also found in New Mexico. Dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins have a white to yellowish tip that may extend along the leading edge of the pelvic fins.

  2. Greater Western Mastiff Bat

    The greater western mastiff bat emits a distinctive, audible “chirp” every two to three seconds while in flight…

  3. Huachuca Woodlandsnail

    The Huachuca woodlandsnail, like other native land snails, spends much of its life in a resting state known as “estivation” …

  4. Javelina

    The collared peccary, or javelina, evolved in South America and migrated north, only recently arriving in Arizona. Javelina bones are not found in Arizona archaeological sites and early settlers made infrequent references to their occurrence.

  5. Largemouth Bass

    Native to the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes, Hudson bay and the Mississippi River basin. Upper jaw bone of adults extends beyond rear margin of eye.

  6. Mexican Wolf

    Wolves are primarily monogamous, even though a pack can include more than one sexually mature female. Behavioral and physiological adaptations usually prevent more than one female per pack from breeding.

  7. Mountain Lion

    The mountain lion occurs throughout the western hemisphere and has one of the most extensive ranges of any land mammal.

  8. Mule Deer

    The mule deer gets its name from its large ears. Coat color is reddish-brown in summer, turning to a blue-gray in winter.

  9. Northern Grasshopper Mouse

    Grasshopper mice are unique in that they have a mostly carnivorous diet of insects and have even been known to eat other mice…

  10. Northern Pike

    Non-native, originally found in Canada and northern states around the Great Lakes. Introduced to Arizona in 1965. Back and sides are dusky olive-green with rows of light oval spots.

  11. Pheasant

    Pheasant populations persisting in Arizona are largely confined to agricultural areas having a relatively high humidity.

  12. Pronghorn

    Pronghorn are native to the prairies of North America. At one time they numbered in the millions and were found on the open plains from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Mexico to central Canada.


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