British Mammals

British Mammals on Wild About Britain include the latest British mammal news, hundreds of UK mammal images in our photo gallery, lots of conversations in our mammal forums, a directory of mammal-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on UK species from the Fox and the Water Vole to the Otter and the Common Shrew

Encyclopedia of British Mammals

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris

A small mammal, the red squirrel has a deep reddish brown coat, sometimes tinged grey on the... more

Roe deer Capreolus capreolus

The Roe is the smallest native British deer and its coat varies from grey/brown to black in... more

House Mouse Mus domesticus

Grey-brown fur, slightly paler underneath the body. Long, sparsely furred, scaly tail. Prominent... more

Mole Talpa europaea

Moles have cylindrical bodies, black fur and tiny eyes, which are difficult to see for the thick... more

Black Rat Rattus rattus

The Black Rat has a pointed nose, large ears and a slender body when compared to the Brown Rat (... more

Identification of British Mammals

Sus scrofa
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Myodes glareolus
Erinaceus europaeus


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Arch Arch is often used to describe a bridge of bone in the skull, such as 'zygomatic arch'