“Historically there were never a lot of wolves in Nevada,” Wakeling said. “It's not unreasonable to think that wolves have occurred in Nevada, but they were certainly not abundant.” State wildlife officials designated the gray wolf as a game species in 2008, but no sanctioned hunt has been held.
Besides, what animals are in the Las Vegas desert?
Wild Vegas: Hundreds of animal species call Southern Nevada home
- Where to go to enjoy wildlife.
- Desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni)
- Coyote (Canis latrans)
- Mohave rattlesnake/Mohave Green (Crotalus scutulatus)
- Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia)
- Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)
What is the national animal of Nevada?
Is there mountain lions in Nevada?
Mountain Lions are found in all of the major mountain ranges in Nevada. Their overall populations are faring well in the state. They are not threatened or endangered. There are hunting seasons in Nevada with established quotas for Mountain Lions.