Rocky mountains national park
everything you need to know
Ecology of the rocky mountains
The rocky mountains are home to many amazing animals and exotic plants. Many of the animals that live there are grazing animals, such as the mountain goat, Bighorn sheep, elk, moose, and mule along with some natural predators like black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, and coyotes. The mountains also have a number of beautiful plants. Examples include alligator junipers, panderosa pines, silverleaf oaks, and Lodgepole pines.
An overview of the Rocky Mountains
A photo of a Mountain Ram in it's natural habitat
Overlook of the Glacial Basin in the Rocky Mountains
Effects of humans
Humans effect on the mountains
Humans do, in fact, live in the rocky mountains. But, because of their permanent settlement in the mountains, many species of animals in the mountains have declined. Including various species of trout, birds and sheep. Gray wolves and grizzly bears have almost been completely eliminated from the U.S. portion of the mountains, but they are slowly growing their numbers again due to many preservation measures.