Mammals

A class of warm-blooded animals with fur or hair on their bodies. Mammals are vertebrates. The young are born live and feed on milk from their mothers. There are 121 species of mammals in North Carolina, 21 of which are protected. More information on some of our state's mammals is provided below.

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Armadillo
Nine-banded

 

 

NonGame

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Bat

 

NonGame

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Bear, Black

 

Big Game

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Beaver

 

Furbearer

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Bobcat

 

Game & Furbearer

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Cougar, Eastern

Extinct

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Coyote

 

NonGame

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Deer, White-tailed

 

Big Game

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Elk

Cervus canadensis

NonGame

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Feral Swine

 

NonGame

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Fox, Gray

 

Game

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Fox, Red

 

Game

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Groundhog

 

NonGame

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Mink

 

Furbearer

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Muskrat

 

Furbearer

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Nutria

 

Furbearer

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Opossum, Virginia

 

Game & Furbearer

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Otter, River

 

Furbearer

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Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail
 

 

Game

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Rabbit, Marsh

Sylvilagus palustris

Game

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Rabbit
Appalachian Cottontail 

 

Game

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Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Game & Furbearer

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Skunk, Spotted 

Spilogale putorius 

Furbearer

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Skunk, Striped

Mephitis mephitis  

Furbearer

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Squirrel, Carolina Northern Flying

Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus

Endangered

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Squirrel, Fox

Sciurus niger

Game

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Squirrel, Gray

Sciurus carolinensis

Game

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Squirrel, Southern Flying

Glaucomys volans

NonGame

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Weasel, Long-tailed

Mustela frenata

Furbearer

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Wolf, Red

Canis rufus

Endangered

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