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
Barbastelle Bat Barbastella barbastellus

The Barbastelle bat is a medium sized bat that has long silky fur that is dark brown to black in... more

Bechstein's Bat Myotis bechsteini

A medium sized bat with fairly long fur that is pale to reddish brown on its back and a light... more

Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Yellow-tipped 2cm spines on it's grey/brown back and sides are perhaps the best known features... more

Red-necked Wallaby Macropus rufogriseus

Droppings are ovoid pellets 1.5-2cm in diameter. Composed of fibrous material, they have rounded... more

Hoary bat Lasiurus cinereus

One of the largest bats with a thick dark brown fur that is tipped with a white/silver colour... more

Identification of British Mammals

Neomys fodiens
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Muntiacus reevesi
Felis sylvestris

Glossary

Title Description
Arboreal Animals that primarily live in trees.