Wyoming’s Wildlife Heritage
Wyoming is most famous for its large mammals. Free-ranging pronghorn, elk, mule, deer, bighorn sheep, moose and grizzly bear grace our wild places. Over half of the world’s population of pronghorns (also called antelope) reside here and the largest concentration of bighorn sheep in the country can be found each winter on Whiskey mountain near Dubois. The world’s largest concentrations of elk can be found in the northwest part of the state. When it comes to large native wildlife, Wyoming is blessed with both quantity and quality. As you drive through the state, your chances are excellent for seeing a variety of interesting wildlife species. Watch for coyotes, badgers, sage grouse and red foxes.
Scan the skies for golden eagles, prairie falcons and other unique nongame wildlife. If you travels include wetland
In your travels, you will find interpretive signs at highway rest areas calling your attention to wildlife-habitat relationships unique to each area. Pick up a loop tour guide and increase your viewing opportunities and learning experiences. Visit the Game and Fish Department Visitor Center in Cheyenne..
We hope your visit here is most memorable and we also believe you’ll agree Wyoming’s wildlife—is “Worth the Watching”.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
Location. 41° 3.503′ N, 104° 52.753′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on High Plains Road. The marker is on the grounds of the Wyoming Travel and Tourism Center at I-25, Exit 4. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5611 High Plains Road, Cheyenne WY 82007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magic City of the Plains (a few steps from this marker); Yellowstone Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Trails & Tales of I-25 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Greeting and The Gift (about 600 feet away); Cheyenne Corner Stone
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