Wildlife, Yosemite National Park

21 Reviews

Yosemite National Park
  • Black Bears at Crane Flat
    Black Bears at Crane Flat
    by vichatherly
  • Western Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    by iandsmith
  • Deer Near Yosemite Village
    Deer Near Yosemite Village
    by atufft

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    Coyote in winter

    by mht_in_la Written Jan 25, 2004

    I've been to Yosemite several times, but only saw coyotes in the winter. Perhaps in winter food doesn't come by easy, so they come a lot closer to human for food. Although I never heard any accidents involving coyotes, most people try to scare them away when they see coyotes near their houses or cars.

    Coyote seeking food in snow
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    Mule deer

    by mht_in_la Updated Nov 3, 2003

    Most visitors to Yosemite Valley are warned about the bears, but the wildlife they are more likely to see is deer. The kind of deer that live in Yosemite are mule deer. The name comes from their long, mule-like ears. Like bears, deer also like to hang around people for food. The photo was taken behind Ahwahnee Hotel where the restaurant puts out their garbage.

    Deers in Yosemite
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    Beware of Wild Animals

    by pmarshuk Updated May 23, 2003

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    When you visit yosemite you hear lots of warnings about the bears. However the only wildlife I saw were some deer and squirrels.

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    by jessicadf Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    Wildlife abounds in Yosmite National Park. You'll find small squirrels hopping along the trails and not very afraid of humans. This one was playing a game of peek-a-boo with me and my uncle.


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    Friendly Squirrels

    by thebeatsurrender Written Jun 21, 2007

    The tourist-fed squirrels of Yosemite are very friendly, forward and well fed. Perhaps too well fed. Like you know if you were out there alone at night, the squirrels might gang up and eat you.

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    Make New Friends

    by raulaf Updated May 6, 2005

    Don't worry about finding these guys because they will find you. I guarantee you, you will definitely see a variety of critters in the park.

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