Video Mammals of the American West

Hi people,

I wanted to share my Full HD videos of the Mammals of the American West full of highlights! In my videos I call the region Midwest by mistake. I filmed them during a very exciting trip which was 5200 km long and took us from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, passing Utah and Colorado towards Yellowstone National Park and back down to Denver and nearby Rocky Mountains National Park in nearly a month in May/June 2013.

Remember, due to copyright with the music used you can only watch them on a laptop and a PC, such a shame! The second clip starts in Yellowstone National Park.

All the locations and species shown:

Part 1:

All the places shown with the mammals depicted in the clip:

Las Vegas (immediate surroundings): Desert Cottontail, Black-tailed Jackabbit, Round-tailed Ground Squirrel.

Zion National Park: Pocket Gopher (either Botta’s or Northern), Mule Deer, Rock Squirrel.

Grand Canyon National Park: American Red Squirrel, Chipmunk (Least or Uinta).

Bryce Canyon National Park: Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Least? Chipmunk, Utah Prairie Dog.

Arches National Park: Cliff Chipmunk, Least? Chipmunk.

Flaming Gorge National Forest: Bighorn Sheep, Wyoming Ground Squirrel.

Pinedale: Mule Deer, Elk (Wapiti), Least Chipmunk.

Grand Teton National Park: American Beaver, Common Muskrat, American Red Squirrel, Moose, Uinta Ground Squirrel, Elk (Wapiti), Yellow-bellied Marmot.

Yellowstone National Park: American Badger, American Bison, American Black Bear.

Part 2: 

Yellowstone National Park: American Pika, American Pine Marten, Bighorn Sheep, Coyote, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Grizzly Bear, Least Chipmunk, North American Porcupine, North American River Otter, Pronghorn, Red Fox, Rocky Mountain Goat, Wolf.

Medicine Bow National Forest: Least? Chipmunk, American Red Squirrel, White-tailed Prairie Dog.

Rocky Mountains National Park: American Pika, Least? Chipmunk, Moose, Elk (Wapiti).

Pawnee Grasslands: Eastern Cottontail, Black-tailed Prairie Dog, Eastern Fox Squirrel.

Hope you guys will enjoy the videos!

And if people want to help me with the various squirrels and the pocket gopher, please do!

Best regards,

Pieter de Groot Boersma


  • tomeslice

    Those are two really cool videos!
    I especially like the second one.

    But I don’t know if you can call these places “Midwest”. I think they are all from the American West. Granted it’s not the West Coast of California, Oregon and Washington, but I’m pretty sure none of the places you mentioned fall within the region considered as “MidWest”.

    I think that the states that are considered “Midwest” are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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