Lions

Mountain lions live throughout Nevada, in places where deer and elk are plentiful.

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Bears

Just a few hundred Nevada black bears survive in the mountains of Western Nevada.

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Bobcats

Bobcats exist throughout Nevada, hunting rabbits and rodents in the mountains and deserts.

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Coyotes

Coyotes thrive in all Nevada ecosystems, and live in packs that function as a social unit.

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Nevada is beautiful.

But sometimes, taking in the broad vistas, mountain peaks, and shimmering deserts, we forget that these places were once teeming with wildlife.  The river valleys where we built our towns were rich ecosystems that fed vast herds of deer and elk.  Today, wildlife depends on the places we choose to keep wild, but few of these are the sanctuaries they seem to be.

Stop for a moment and look over your back fence.  Look to the landscape, and then look closer.  The bears and bobcats, lions and coyotes are your neighbors too.

 

 

Nevada’s mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats and black bears may well be in big trouble.

Even though they are relentlessly hunted, trapped, snared and poisoned, scientists have little idea of how many there are or what natural pressures they face every day.

The sad thing is that most Nevadans are surprised to hear that trophy hunting is allowed – even encouraged – in Nevada, and that wild animals are still trapped here for their fur.

Perhaps even more important, few Nevadans know that these carnivores provide real benefits for people and ecosystems, from native plants to mountain bluebirds… to us.

 

We can make a change.

 

 

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Growing Up Wild: Coyote Pups, Part II

Growing Up Wild: Coyote Pups, Part II

Coyotes are by far the most sociable of our highlighted Nevadan neighbors, often forming hunting pairs (and sometimes packs), whereas...

Growing Up Wild: Coyote Pups, Part I

Growing Up Wild: Coyote Pups, Part I

If you’re not a cat person, never fear; there are dogs that grow up wild, too! Coyote pups can be...

Growing Up Wild: Mountain Lion Cubs, Part II

Growing Up Wild: Mountain Lion Cubs, Part II

We’re a little biased, but mountain lion kittens have to be some of the cutest critters on the planet. Just...

Nevada’s First Wolf in Nearly 100 Years!

Nevada’s First Wolf in Nearly 100 Years!

Nevada isn’t known for its wolves — the last live sighting was way back in 1922, and even that wasn’t...

The Durable Desert Tortoise

The Durable Desert Tortoise

The weather is extreme in the Nevada desert, but it’s nothing the sturdy Mojave desert tortoise can’t handle! They’re perfectly...

For Bears, Fall Means Fattening Up

For Bears, Fall Means Fattening Up

Autumn brings change to the natural world. Months’ worth of fruitful vegetation, some newly grown earlier that year, will wither...

Growing Up Wild: Mountain Lion Cubs, Part 1

Growing Up Wild: Mountain Lion Cubs, Part 1

Ah, to be a cub again! While we can’t quite go backwards in time and relive our youth, we can...

Extinction: A Big (and Small) Problem, Part 2

Extinction: A Big (and Small) Problem, Part 2

Last time we discussed the current 6th mass extinction of life on Earth and a few reasons as to why...

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The Know Your Nevada Neighbors campaign will span 2017.  We’ll start by letting you know a little about some of the carnivores of Nevada, explore their biology and behavior, and how we can best get along with them.  Then we’ll take a look at the challenges they face in Nevada, and what we can do to make their lives easier.