Everyone's favorite — the pika! The Pika lives at high elevations and for a while was the poster child for the negative effects of climate change.

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Mule Deer

Depending on who you ask, the Sierra Nevada has two species of deer or two subspecies of deer.

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Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

The Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel is a favorite of tourists, and the feeling is mutual — he is an inveterate beggar who loves to share a picnic. Remember, NEVER feed the wildlife.

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Coyotes of Yosemite are beautiful animals, not the somewhat mangy character you see down at lower elevations. They are also probably a bit overabundant.

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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Everybody's favorite animals. I give a 1.5-hour program on bears in the summer, so this could get long, but I'll just throw out a bit of bear trivia.

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Belding Ground Squirrel

The Belding Ground Squirrel is also known as the Picket Pin for its habit of standing erect to survey its surroundings and bark at intruders.

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