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WATCHABLE WILDLIFE IN CASPER

WILDLIFE VIEWING & BIRDING

With 98,000 square miles, it’s likely no surprise that Wyoming is home to plentiful wildlife, from Yellowstone National Park in the northwest corner of the state to the Snowy Range Mountains in the south. But here in central Wyoming, you’ll also find abundant opportunities to see watchable wildlife in and around Casper and Natrona County, including pronghorn antelope, mule deer and coyotes, as well as a variety of birds.

You may also spot fox, black bear and mountain lion on Casper Mountain. When wildlife watching, be sure to stay at least 100 yards away from large animals (bears) and at least 25 yards away from elk, deer and other wildlife.

And while our larger wildlife often take center stage, Casper and Natrona County have plentiful destinations for birding and bird watching where you can see eagles, Western meadowlarks (which is also Wyoming’s state bird), sandhill cranes, American dippers, loons, golden eagles, gulls, great-horned owls and wood ducks. Prime birding destinations include Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Little Red Creek, Reshaw Park, Cottonwood Campground and Martin Cove.