NORTH AMERICA: land mammals found in North America



The following species are found in North America. They may also be found on other continents, just click on the animal page to learn if they are.

Long-Tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)

February 9, 2017

Long-Tailed Weasel Mustela frenata Long-tailed Weasels are voracious predators, foraging day and night for small vertebrates, and scavenging for carrion when necessary. They are solitary MORE >>

Wolverine facts (Gulo gulo)

February 9, 2017

Wolverine Gulo gulo   The largest species in the weasel family, the wolverine is one of the rarest land-based mammals in the world. In the MORE >>

Red Fox facts (Vulpes vulpes)

February 9, 2017

Red fox Vulpes vulpes   Three native subspecies exist at high elevations in the United States: the Sierra (V. v. necatar), Cascade (V. v. cascadensis), MORE >>

Gray Wolf (facts) Canis lupus

February 9, 2017

Gray wolf Canis lupus   Although wolf packs once roamed from the Arctic tundra to Mexico, loss of habitat and extermination programs led to their MORE >>

Bison fact (Bison bison)

February 8, 2017

Bison Bison bison Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. A number of Native American MORE >>

Moose fact (Alces alces)

February 7, 2017

Moose Alces alces Moose tend to be loners, except for cows when they have calves. Adult bulls occasionally form temporary aggregations following the rut in MORE >>

Elk fact (Cervus canadensis)

February 7, 2017

Elk Cervus canadensis Elk are social animals, living in herds for much of the year. During spring, summer, and winter, elk tend to split into MORE >>

Coyote facts (Canis latrans)

February 7, 2017

Coyote  Canis latrans Occasionally, a mated pair of coyotes will live, hunt, and raise pups together for many years, sometimes for life. Breeding occurs in MORE >>

Bobcat facts (Lynx rufus)

February 7, 2017

Bobcat Lynx rufus Bobcats are solitary animals. Males and females only associate for the brief time required for courtship and mating. Few predators other than MORE >>

Badger facts (Taxidea taxus)

February 7, 2017

Badger Taxidea taxus The badger differs from other similar species (wolverine, skunk) with its long claws on the front feet and disproportionally small hind feet. MORE >>