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Take a look at the most common animals and insects found in Arizona.

Wild horses

An "icon of the wild, free spirit of Arizona and the American West," a herd of wild horses...
An "icon of the wild, free spirit of Arizona and the American West," a herd of wild horses roams the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest.(Arizona's Family)
If you haven't checked out the beautiful Salt River horses, you are missing out! The beautiful...
If you haven't checked out the beautiful Salt River horses, you are missing out! The beautiful wild horses can been seen at a few spots along the Salt and Verde Rivers.(Arizona's Family)
People come from all over to see the beautiful animals in their native habitat.
People come from all over to see the beautiful animals in their native habitat.(Arizona's Family)
Stories about this herd of wild horses have made news all over the country.
Stories about this herd of wild horses have made news all over the country.(Arizona's Family)
FILE - In this March 10, 2021, file photo, two Salt River wild horses kick up dust as they...
FILE - In this March 10, 2021, file photo, two Salt River wild horses kick up dust as they arrive at a site for emergency feeding run by the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group near Coon Bluff in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa, Ariz. Federal land managers say they're stepping up protections to guard against the illegal resale of wild horses and burros adopted from the government for slaughter after they've been captured on U.S. lands but mustang protection advocates say the Bureau of Land Management needs to do more. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)(Sue Ogrocki | AP)

Wild burros

Wild burros freely roam the Havasu HMA (herd management area) in the Lower Colorado Sonoran...
Wild burros freely roam the Havasu HMA (herd management area) in the Lower Colorado Sonoran Desert in west-central Arizona.(Arizona's Family file)

Javelina

Javelinas are found in central and southern Arizona. Don't get too close to one, they are...
Javelinas are found in central and southern Arizona. Don't get too close to one, they are aggressive and emit a foul odor. They are vegetarians with poor eyesight, but excellent hearing and sense of smell.(Arizona Game and Fish Department)

Coues whitetail deer

Coues white tail deer are well adapted to living in the desert. Their smaller size requires...
Coues white tail deer are well adapted to living in the desert. Their smaller size requires fewer resources. Does give birth in summer, when the grass is nice and green, and forage is plentiful.(United States Department of Agriculture)

Desert cottontail rabbit

Desert Cottontail rabbits are well-suited to the arid climate in southern Arizona. They seek...
Desert Cottontail rabbits are well-suited to the arid climate in southern Arizona. They seek out shade during the hottest parts of the day.(National Park Service)

Ringtail

The ringtail is the official Arizona State Mammal. Not really a cat, the ringtail is related to...
The ringtail is the official Arizona State Mammal. Not really a cat, the ringtail is related to the raccoon.(Arizona State Library)

Coati

Coatis (Coatimundi) are very social animals, the females and their young often group together...
Coatis (Coatimundi) are very social animals, the females and their young often group together to forage. The males are usually solitary. Coatis, unlike their cousins the ringtail and the raccoon, are diurnal, which means they are active during the day.(Recreation.gov)

Black bears

American Black Bear are the only species of bear still found in Arizona. They typically live in...
American Black Bear are the only species of bear still found in Arizona. They typically live in the higher elevations in Arizona around the White Mountains, Mogollon Rim and the Four Peaks area.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Palo Verde beetle

The Palo Verde beetle is several inches long, can fly and is the source of a lot of terrified...
The Palo Verde beetle is several inches long, can fly and is the source of a lot of terrified shrieks.(Arizona's Family file)

Cardinal

Cardinals are a fairly large, long-tailed bird with a short, very thick bill and prominent...
Cardinals are a fairly large, long-tailed bird with a short, very thick bill and prominent crest. Adult males are uniquely colored, with a bright red body, a black face, and an obvious, pointed crest. Adult females are similarly shaped, but are pale brown in color, with a reddish tinge on the wings, tail, and crest.(National Park Service)

Cactus wren

Arizona's official state bird
Arizona's official state bird(National Park Service)