Wildlife Discovery

Wildlife Discovery

Whether or not you realize it, we are living with wildlife on a daily basis. It’s all around us, from the microscopic bugs we can't see to the birds flying in our backyard. Most likely there are many other critters with whom you share your environment, such as squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, bears and many more! Just like we have adapted to our surrounding, wildlife does the same, whether it is in a city or rural setting.
Species Information

Species Information

Nevada has a diverse landscape that ranges from towering mountains to low-lying arid deserts. An abundance of wildlife as unique and diverse as the state itself is found within Nevada’s borders. These include: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Explore more about these amazing animals— you might even see some of them on your next adventure!
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Living with Wildlife

Living with Wildlife

Wildlife sightings near your home present an amazing opportunity to view wildlife. Simple sightings of these animals passing are something to be enjoyed. Every once in a while a wildlife sighting can be considered a public safety hazard. However, if your safety is at risk, you have an encounter with a black bear or a mountain lion, or if an attack occurs, contact the Department of Wildlife's Dispatch office at (775) 688-1331 or (775) 688-1332. If for any reason you are unable to contact dispatch, please contact your local police or sheriff's office, or the Nevada Highway Patrol, and ask them to reach one of our wardens.

Please explore our resources to learn how to reduce the chances of an adverse wildlife encounter, what to do when you find a baby animal and who you can contact to learn more.

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Have a Wildlife Conflict

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