Wildlife in California

California is a natural wonderland for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting a wide variety of species that call the state home. From the iconic coastal mammals like sea otters and seals, to majestic mountain dwellers like the California Condor and Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep, California’s wildlife is diverse and diversely distributed.

According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, there are over 800 species of vertebrates living in California, including more than 400 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, and over 200 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Some notable species found in California include the Gray Wolf, Grizzly Bear, Mountain Lion, Black Bear, and Elk. These animals are not only fascinating to observe but also play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance of their respective habitats.

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