A large variety of animals live within the chaparral, but they can be difficult to spot. Some of the animals include the wrentit, the California gnatcatcher, the red diamond rattlesnake, and the coast horned lizard. The chaparral is also home to the California Condor, a critically endangered species. Originally, the chaparral was home to the California Grizzly Bear, but the last one was seen in 1924. The chaparral is generally considered too dry for amphibians to inhabit, because amphibians require moisture for reproduction. Some amphibians may be found in the chaparral during moister parts of the year, but most will seek refuge in other biomes during drier parts of the year.