Beavers, Squirrels, and Mice in Grand Canyon National Park

A brief overview of some of the furry rodentds that visitors may see while exploring the Grand Canyon, from large beaver to tiny pocket mice.
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Squirrel in the Grand Canyon

Below is a brief overview of some of the rodents that visitors may see while exploring Grand Canyon National Park.

Beaver
Beavers are increasingly common in the Colorado River corridor as a result of the Glen Canyon Dam. Beavers in the Grand Canyon build stick lodges against or on vegetated beach or burrow into the banks of the river.

Antelope squirrel
Antelope squirrels can be seen in Grand Canyon National Park and throughout the southwestern U. S. These cute little critters are ground squirrels.

Pocket mice
Pocket mice are more like gophers than mice. Pocket mice are small and known for their jumping ability. They have big cheek pouches.

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