9 Animals We Saw in Yosemite While on Viator Tours in Spring!

Black bears: Yosemite National Park is home to approximately 300 to 500 black bears, and they are most active during the spring.

Gray Fox These small, elusive predators are common in Yosemite and can often be spotted during the spring months.

Mountain Lions These large cats are rarely seen in Yosemite, but they do inhabit the park. Visitors should be cautious when hiking in the backcountry. 

Coyotes These adaptable animals are frequently seen in Yosemite and are known for their distinctive howls.

Bighorn Sheep Yosemite is home to a population of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, which can be seen spring!

Mule deer These graceful animals can be spotted throughout the park, particularly in the meadows and along the roadsides.

Bobcats These elusive cats are found throughout the park, but they are more active during the spring months.

Red-tailed hawks  These birds of prey are common in Yosemite and can often be seen soaring over the park's meadows and forests.

Western tanagers: These brightly colored birds migrate to Yosemite in the spring and can be seen in the park's lower elevations.

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