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
Hoary bat Lasiurus cinereus

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

Fallow Deer Dama dama

Fallow Deer vary greatly in appearance - both 'black' and 'white' herds, together with another... more

Grey Long-eared Bat Plecotus austriacus

The Grey Long-Eared bat has long grey fur which is dark grey on the back and very pale grey on... more

Water Vole Arvicola terrestris

Dark chocolate brown fur, with a chubby face and blunt nose and a shorter tail than a rat.

Black Rat Rattus rattus

The Black Rat has a pointed nose, large ears and a slender body when compared to the Brown Rat (... more

Identification of British Mammals

Fox
Vulpes vulpes
Erinaceus europaeus
Myotis daubentoni
Cervus elephus

Glossary

Title Description
Arboreal Animals that primarily live in trees.