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
Greater Mouse-Eared Bat Myotis myotis

Medium brown coloured fur on the top with greyish white fur on the underside. The Greater Mouse-... more

Greater Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

The thick fur of the greater horseshoe bat is coloured ash grey on the top and a buff colour... more

Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus

Short brown/greyish fur tinged orange at the nape, with a short black tipped white tail and long... 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

Sika Deer Cervus nippon

Intermediate in size between roe and red deer. Similar pelage to fallow deer, but darker.... more

Identification of British Mammals

Myotis mystacinus
Arvicola terrestris
Castor fiber
Phoca vitulina


Title Description
Arboreal Animals that primarily live in trees.