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
Leisler's Bat Nyctalus leisleri

A medium sized bat with short blackish brown fur on its back that turns a reddish colour towards... more

Nathusius's Pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii

During the summer the Nathusius bat has a reddish brown fur on its back, however, this back fur... more

Wildcat Felis sylvestris

Britain's only native cat. They look very similar to domestic tabby cats but are much larger,... more

Badger Meles meles

Badgers have a powerful, barrel shaped body with blunt tail and short, sturdy legs with strong... more

Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula

One of the largest bats in the UK with short goldish reddish/brown fur on its back that will... more

Identification of British Mammals

Lutra lutra
Myotis daubentoni
Meles meles
Myotis nattereri


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Arch Arch is often used to describe a bridge of bone in the skull, such as 'zygomatic arch'