What animals are in Big Bend National Park?

I’ve lived in Texas my entire life, but I’ve never had the chance to visit Big Bend National Park until now. I know there’s hiking and rafting and things like that, but I’m a huge animal lover and I want to take wildlife pics. What animals are there in Big Bend National Park?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 18, 2022
Welcoming around 400,000 visitors a year, Big Bend National Park in Texas is surprisingly tourist-free, especially if you travel there during winter. But with your zest for the outdoors comes the opportunity to see over 4,100 different animal species, including 3,600 insects. Some of the other animals you may encounter at Big Bend National Park include:
  • Collared peccaries
  • Green sunfish
  • Black bears
  • Northern cardinals
  • Coyotes
  • Gray foxes
  • Mountain lions
More specifically, the park has:
  • 3,600 species of insects
  • 450 species of birds
  • 75 species of mammals
  • 56 species of reptiles
  • 40 species of fish
  • 11 species of amphibians
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