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Wyoming’s Wildlife Heritage

 
 
Wyoming’s Wildlife Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2000
1. Wyoming’s Wildlife Heritage Marker
Inscription. Welcome to wonderful Wyoming! As you travel through the state, your visit will be more enjoyable and interesting if you stay alert to one of Wyoming’s most precious treasurers—an abundance and diversity of free ranging wildlife. The wildlife and large expanses of wildlands make Wyoming unique and well worth exploring.

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 areas, be on the lookout for great blue herons, shore-birds, sandhill cranes and white pelicans.

In your travels, you will find interpretive signs at highway rest areas calling your attention

Wyoming’s Wildlife-Bison bronze statue at the State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2000
2. Wyoming’s Wildlife-Bison bronze statue at the State Capitol
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”.
 
Location. 41° 3.503′ N, 104° 52.753′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on High Plains Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Wyoming Travel and Tourism Center at I-25, Exit 4. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5611 High Plains Road, Cheyenne WY 82007, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Carlin (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cheyenne's Early Fire Companies (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Tivoli Building (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
Categories. Animals

 
Antler Arch of Jackson WY image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 1997
3. Antler Arch of Jackson WY
Wyoming’s Cattle image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 1997
4. Wyoming’s Cattle
Wyoming’s Wildlife-Bird image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 1997
5. Wyoming’s Wildlife-Bird
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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