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
Serotine Bat Eptesicus serotinus

The Serotine bat is one of the largest bats found in the UK. It has long fur that is dark to... more

Common Seal Phoca vitulina

Short body and flippers are topped with a large head and snub nose. The colour varies from grey... more

Coypu Myocastor coypus

Coypu droppings are long, round in cross section and spindly in appearance. Size approx. 1.1-7cm... more

Roe deer Capreolus capreolus

The Roe is the smallest native British deer and its coat varies from grey/brown to black in... more

Pine Marten Martes martes

A long bushy tail with long rich grey/brown fur on its upper parts, the throat or bib of the... more

Identification of British Mammals

Hydropotes inermis
Sus scrofa
Apodemus sylvaticus
Nyctalus leisleri


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.