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
Natterer's Bat Myotis nattereri

The Natterer's bat has long fluffy fur that is grey/brown on its back and whitish on its... more

Edible Dormouse Glis glis

Significantly larger than the dormouse, the Edible Dormouse has a uniform grey coat with white... more

Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula

One of the largest bats in the UK with short goldish reddish/brown fur on its back that will... 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

Dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius

A small orange coloured mammal which is declining in Britain. It is nocturnal and spends its... more

Identification of British Mammals

Lutra lutra
Talpa europaea
Muscardinus avellanarius
Mustela nivalis


Title Description
Arboreal Animals that primarily live in trees.