Terrestrial Mammals

Discover the range of terrestial mammals you may spot across Scotland.

Badger

Meles meles
A badger cannot be mistaken fo any other creature, with a head showing distinctive black and white stripes.
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Daubenton's Bat

Accipiter gentilis
Also known at the ‘water bat’ owing to their preferred proximity to water, where they feed on midges, gnats and other insects.
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Mountain Hare

Scotland’s native hare, the brown hare having introduced by the Romans and the rabbit by the Normans; it has been pushed out of its original lowland range
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Red Squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris
Scotland’s only native squirrel prefers to live in coniferous trees particularly Scots pine.
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Roe Deer

Capreolus capreolus
Roe deer have a body size a little smaller than a labrador dog, but with long graceful legs. Males are called bucks and have short straight antlers.
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Scottish Wildcat

Wildcats are truly wild cats and are perhaps the most difficult animals to see in the wild in Scotland. They are experts at keeping out of the way of humans.
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Shetland Pony

The Shetland pony is a Scottish breed of pony originating in the Shetland Isles in the north of Scotland.
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Unicorn

The Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
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Stoat

Mustela erminea
The stoat usually has a chestnut body with white underparts and a black-tipped tail.
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Polecat and Ferret

Mustela putorius and Mustela furo
The polecat (Mustela putorius) had been persecuted to extinction in Scotland by the early 20th century.
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Red Deer

Cervus elaphus
Red deer are Scotland’s largest surviving native wild land mammal.
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Pine Marten

Martes martes
This agile tree dwelling mammal is part of the badger and otter family.
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Highland Cow

The Highland Cow (Hielan coo) is a Scottish breed of rustic cattle.
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Orkney Vole

Microtus arvalis orcadensis
A vole has small ears, a tail shorter than its body length and a rounded head.
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