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
Brown Hare Lepus europaeus

Similar to a rabbit but with longer, larger black tipped ears and longer hind legs, the fur is... more

Red Deer Cervus elephus

The largest land animal in the UK, the Red Deer stands over 1.2m to the shoulder. The male deer... more

Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus

Large ears and protruding eyes, together with dark sandy brown upper parts and white under belly... more

Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Yellow-tipped 2cm spines on it's grey/brown back and sides are perhaps the best known features... more

Pygmy Shrew Sorex minutus

The Pygmy Shrew is Britain's smallest mammal. It has brown fur and has a pointed, narrow nose... more

Identification of British Mammals

Rattus norvegicus
Vespertilio murinus
Arvicola terrestris
Barbastella barbastellus

Glossary

Title Description
Arboreal Animals that primarily live in trees.