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
Beaver Castor fiber

Droppings are small for such a large mammal - 2.3cm long with diameter of around 2cm. Remains... more

Wild Boar Sus scrofa

The Wild Boar is an ancestor of our domestic pigs. They have long bodies, short legs and a large... more

Serotine Bat Eptesicus serotinus

The Serotine bat is one of the largest bats found in the UK. It has long fur that is dark to... more

Daubenton's Bat Myotis daubentoni

The fur on the upper-parts of the Daubenton bat is grey/dark brown and on the under-parts... more

Roe deer Capreolus capreolus

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

Identification of British Mammals

Myotis daubentoni
Myotis nattereri
Microtus agrestis
Plecotus auritus


Title Description
Altricial Refers to mammals that are born requiring close paternal care, such as Rabbits, whereas the young of Hare (leverets) don't, they are precocial.