Biodiversity in the Canyon
The Grand Canyon is not only a natural wonder but also an important habitat for many plant and animal species. Here, different ecosystems merge, ranging from desert basins to coniferous and deciduous trees, creating a semi-arid area with large temperature differences. In the canyon, there are over 2,000 different plant species, including many rare and endangered species, but also cacti, shrubs, and grasses. On the rim of the canyon, one can find deer, elk, coyotes, and foxes. The canyon itself is home to numerous bird species, including eagles, hawks, and vultures. Among the extraordinary animals of the Grand Canyon are the gray wolf, mountain lion, condor, and the bald eagle.