ParksSouth DakotaWildlife Tag: Badlands National Park

Bison in the Badlands National Park

Bison Taxonomy Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Genus: Bison Species: bison Subspecies: bison   In 1963, the Badlands received a herd of bison from Theodore Roosevelt National Park that were successfully re-introduced to the park! Now the herd of bison that call the Badlands home numbers 1,200.   Bison can get up to 6.5 feet tall and […]

ParksSouth DakotaWildlife Tag: Badlands National Park

Roberts Prairie Dog Town in Badlands National Park

Prairie Dog Taxonomy: Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Scuiridae Genus: Cynomys Species: ludovicianus   If there is one thing Badlands National Park has no shortage of it is prairie dogs. They are kinda everywhere throughout the park and surrounding areas. You can see their extensive colonies on the sides of most of the roads you drive on […]

ParksSouth DakotaWildlife Tag: Badlands National Park

Bighorn Sheep in the Badlands National Park

Bighorn Sheep Taxonomy Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Genus: Ovis Species: canadensis   In 1964, the Badlands received a herd of bighorn sheep that were successfully re-introduced to the park ! Twenty-two bighorn were relocated from Pike’s Peak in Colorado to the Badlands National Park. In 2004 a second herd of sheep were brought to the […]