Many visitors to American Prairie Reserve are surprised by the abundance and variety of flora and fauna they see – whether it is their first visit to a grasslands ecosystem or they have experienced the Reserve many times. In this gallery, learn about the mammals, birds, reptiles and plant species commonly found on American Prairie Reserve.

Please click here for a more comprehensive list of grassland animals in the Reserve region (PDF). American Prairie Reserve’s Bird Checklist (PDF) is also available for download. Flora and fauna results of our 2011 BioBlitz inventory can be found on the Reports page.


We’d like to thank the photographers who contributed to this gallery, including Keith McHugh, Dennis Lingohr and Diane Hargreaves (for more examples of Diane’s work, please visit: