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
Whiskered Bat Myotis mystacinus

The Whiskered bat has shaggy fur that can be a dark brown, greyish brown or light brown on its... more

Northern Bat Eptesicus nilssoni

The Northern bat has long shaggy fur that it dark brown with gold tips and approx. 2-3mm of its... 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

Mink Mustela vison

A chocolate brown stoat like animal that is related to stoats and weasels. often mistaken with... more

Stoat Mustela erminea

Creamy white underparts, which are more apparent when it sits upright, with a brown head, back... more

Identification of British Mammals

Sciurus vulgaris
Castor fiber
Mustela erminea
Apodemus sylvaticus


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.