Lone Star State Wildlife Photos [Infographic] and Facts

If you travel to Texas then you can view many types of wildlife like:

Green jay



Texas rainbow cactus



spinyfruit pricklypear


bronzed cowbird

Endangered wildlife species in Texas

  1. Whooping Crane (Grus americana): The whooping crane is one of North America’s most endangered birds. This large, white crane breeds in the wetlands of Canada and migrates to the Gulf Coast of Texas for the winter. Threats to the species include habitat loss, climate change, and collisions with power lines.
  2. Attwater’s Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri): This small, ground-dwelling bird is native to the coastal prairie of Texas and Louisiana. The species has faced severe population declines due to habitat loss from urbanization, agriculture, and the invasion of non-native plant species.
  3. Houston Toad (Anaxyrus houstonensis): The Houston toad is an endangered amphibian found only in a few counties in southeastern Texas. Habitat loss and fragmentation, drought, and disease have contributed to the decline of this species.
  4. Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis): The ocelot is a small, nocturnal wildcat native to parts of Texas and Mexico. Habitat loss, vehicle collisions, and illegal hunting have led to a significant decline in the ocelot’s population.
  5. Red Wolf (Canis rufus): Once common throughout the southeastern United States, the red wolf is now one of the world’s most endangered canids. Habitat loss, persecution, and hybridization with coyotes have contributed to the species’ decline.
  6. Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla): This small songbird inhabits shrublands in central and western Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma and Mexico. The black-capped vireo has faced threats from habitat loss, nest parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds, and pesticide exposure.
  7. Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni): This unique, eyeless salamander is found only in the underground waters of the Edwards Aquifer in Hays County, Texas. The species is threatened by water pollution, habitat loss, and groundwater depletion.



swallowtail butterfly



horned lizard






Northern Cardinal



brown tarantula







Checkered Garter Snake



Cottontail rabbit



Male Golden-fronted Woodpecker



Harris  Hawk






Axis Deer Chital Buck



wild turkey



Blue crab



Whitetail deer

If you find a wild animal do not feed it because they are not pets and you may do them harm.


Wildlife that you can see in the lone star state:

  1. American black bear
  2. White-tailed deer
  3. Coyote
  4. Gray fox
  5. Red fox
  6. Bobcat
  7. Mountain lion
  8. Raccoon
  9. Nine-banded armadillo
  10. Opossum
  11. Mexican free-tailed bat
  12. Spotted skunk
  13. Striped skunk
  14. Gray squirrel
  15. Flying squirrel
  16. Beaver
  17. Muskrat
  18. Nutria
  19. Texas horned lizard
  20. Rattlesnake
  21. Copperhead snake
  22. Water moccasin
  23. Alligator
  24. Green sea turtle
  25. Kemp’s ridley sea turtle
  26. Loggerhead sea turtle
  27. Brown pelican
  28. American white pelican
  29. Great blue heron
  30. Sandhill crane
  31. Wild turkey
  32. Mourning dove
  33. Northern bobwhite quail
  34. Cooper’s hawk
  35. Red-tailed hawk
  36. American kestrel
  37. Bald eagle
  38. Osprey
  39. Roseate spoonbill
  40. Painted bunting
  41. Western diamondback rattlesnake
  42. Texas coral snake
  43. Armadillo lizard
  44. Texas spiny lizard