Alpine meadows have pikas. Winter food is grasses and plants. Pika don't hibernate; they eat all year. Pika can't tolerate temperatures above 77 degrees, thus global warming is an issue.
Abert's Squirrel, also called the tassel-eared squirrel, lives in pine forests in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming. It eats the Ponderosa Pine tree's nuts, seeds, bark, and spring buds.
In boreal subalpine forests. Mice and rats eat in this tree. 3-7oz, 8-10-inch monogamous owls. Long-term relationships. In woodpecker holes. Female lays 3-7 eggs, male protects territory.
Grizzlies once roamed Western North America. Alaska, Canada, northern Mexico, and Kansas. Their range has shrunk to Alaska, Canada, and sections of Wyoming or Montana.
The green salamander lives in the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia. Its toe pads, like a tree frog's, enabling it to live arboreally. They devour beetles, ants, and other insects they catch.
Sierra Nevada Red Fox is a North American subspecies. California's Sierra Nevada Mountains have Sierra Nevada foxes. 7-9-pound monogamous foxes. Hunting and breeding lifemates.
Canadian, Alaskan, Montana, and Idaho natives. In alpine and subalpine regions. Fast-moving animals flourish in the region's high mountains and cliffs. Grass, plants, trees, lichens, ferns, and bushes.
Elk inhabit Washington, Oregon, northern Arizona, and Canada's Rockies. Bachelor herds of male cows and calves live alone. During breeding season, males seek harems of females to mate with and defend from predators.