Badlands National Park Wildlife

Four species of wildlife have been reintroduced into the Badlands since its establishment as a National Monument in 1939. The black-footed ferret, bighorn sheep, bison, and swift fox, once exterminated from the area's mixed grass prairie, are again thriving in their native habitat.

Badlands Black-Footed Ferret

Black-Footed Ferret

Badlands Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Badlands Bison


Badlands Swift Fox

Swift Fox

Badlands Owl


Badlands Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Badlands Pronghorn


Badlands Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

Badlands Rattlesnake


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