Learn about the local wildlife of Yosemite

From tiny frogs to enormous black bears, there are hundreds of wildlife species within the local Sierra Nevada region. Below you can learn about a few of them, including where they live, what they look like, what they eat, and more!

Pacific Chorus Frog


Current threats to wildlife

Wildlife in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada face a variety of threats. Extremely vulnerable species may endure many different pressures that threaten their existence in the area. You can read more about the threats to wildlife and what we do to protect their habitat and more, here.


Experience local wildlife

If you’d like to know of some great nearby places to observe wildlife, check out this page! Remember that although wildlife may not appear to be in an area at first, by staying quiet and being patient, you may experience some pretty neat encounters!


Wildlife photo gallery

You can also have a look at our wildlife photo gallery where you can see a variety of photos featuring wildlife in the Sierra Nevada.

Photo by Gemma Gyling

Photo by Gemma Gyling