The mammals featured are: American Badger American Beaver American Bison American Black Bear American Elk American Mink American Pronghorn Species in Washington; Ecosystems in Washington; Living with wildlife; At-risk species; Habitat recovery and protection; Aquatic Invasive Species; Wildlife diseases; Marine toxic contaminants; Fishing & Shellfishing. A comprehensive list of those mammals from the U. S. Forest Service is located at the bottom of this page. General range: Pacific Coast from Mexico to British Columbia, and Galapagos Islands. This list of mammals of Oregon includes all wild mammal species living in or recently extirpated from the U.S. state of Oregon or its coastal shores. identification: Blackish above with large, gray shoulders. identification: Dark brown with paler belly; throat often silver-gray. identification: Dark brown with yellowish head; large crushing molars. Continue to general admission tickets page. Total length: 100-205 cm; tail: 35-50 cm; mass: 25-60 kg. identification: Black with two broad white stripes that meet on head. habits: Exclusively aquatic; uses rocks as tools to crush shells. Total length: 50-68 cm; tail: 15-24 cm; mass: 500-1500 g. habits: Eats porcupines by flipping them over and feeding along the unprotected abdomen. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong. Spermophilus beecheyi, California Ground Squirrel. Mountain meadows and grasslands. Columbia Basin E of Columbia River; declining. habits: Hibernates and gives birth in winter den. Mammals found in Washington state Order Didelphimorphia: Opossum-like Marsupials Here are some of the mammalian wildlife images I've managed to capture in this diverse habitat area. Washington Maps: Nature Mapping. Order Carnivora, Family Mephitidae (Skunks), Reintroduction of Fishers to Olympic Peninsula. All species in the state are found on our checklist, and you can click on each name for an account of its natural history, geographic distribution, and further information. Return to the Mammals of Washington home page. Land Acknowledgement: The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. Range in Washington: North Cascades, rare. General range: Pacific Coast from California north to Alaska, and continuing down along the east coast of Russia. Wikimedia Commons. Total length: males 450-650 cm, females 300-350 cm; mass: males up to 3500 kg, females up to 900 kg. habitat: Temperate seas, breeds on subtropical sandy beaches. Total length: 75-180 cm; tail: 25-35 cm; mass: 12-36 kg. The Burke Museum is administered by the UW College of Arts & Sciences. habits: Swims very well and often hunts in water. Total length: 90-130 cm; tail: 30-50 cm; mass: 5-14 kg. Range in Washington: Mountains and western lowlands. habitat: Usually at sea, breeds on rocky shores. Orca. A marmot is a burrowing animal of the rodent order in the squirrel family. General range: Pacific Coast from Baja California, Mexico, through Alaska. General range: Subarctic waters of the northern Pacific Ocean, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and Sea of Japan. The general goal of this study is to "evaluate the potential role of Conservation Reserve lands in the long-term conservation of obligate grassland and shrubsteppe wildlife in the Columbia River Basin The study will help clarify the associations of small mammals with native shrubsteppe communities and CRP lands in shrubsteppe and agricultural landscapes. identification: Black to yellowish-brown. General range: Taiga and southern tundra of Eurasia and North America. diet: Omnivorous, including fish, invertebrates, and berries. Maps of geographic distribution within Washington in our individual species accounts are taken from "Terrestrial Mammals of Washington State, a Washington Gap Analysis Project," by R. E. Johnson and K. M. Cassidy (1997) . conservation: State Candidate; Federal Species of Concern. Spermophilus columbianus, Columbian Ground Squirrel. The creature, sometimes referred to as a "giant squirrel," resembles a squirrel with its pert nose set on a narrow face with bright, dark round eyes. 141 species total (includes 9 introduced) 132 native species (27 are marine; 15 are flying, bats) 90 species of native, land mammals; Sharlene Santana, Curator of Mammals and Professor of Biology Species are listed by common name, scientific name, and occurrence. identification: Long, thin body; short tail with black tip; white belly. General range: Throughout northern hemisphere. Experience even more at the Burke. diet: Prefers rabbits, also eats other small mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and plants. Total length: 150-275 cm; tail: 50-95 cm; mass: 40-125 kg. River Otters: Recently had a friend tell me, “They were big! identification: Rusty-red above, white below; sometimes blackish or silver. identification: Striped head, powerful claws. habits: Voracious appetite; marks food caches with foul-smelling musk that repels other predators. Range in Washington: West of Cascades and southeastern corner. identification: Plain, brownish-gray coat; long legs; long ear tufts. identification: Largest aquatic carnivore; large snout drooping over muzzle. identification: Brown with cream bib under chin; long, bushy tail. A membership pays for itself in 3 visits! diet: Omnivorous, including rodents, birds, fruit, insects, eggs. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong. identification: Buff to brown, appearing black when wet; males with pronounced head crest. Total length: 55-80 cm; tail: 18-40 cm; mass: 2.5-6 kg. Males and females about same size. Bobcat. GAP Analysis. identification: Largest eared seal; face otter-like; bulls buff above, reddish below; cows brown. This list includes all species from the lists published by the American Society of Mammalogists or found in the comprehensive text Land Mammals of Oregon published in 1998. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Endangered. Total length: 35-55 cm; tail: 7-22 cm; mass: 800-1000 g. General range: North America south to Panama. identification: Larger than coyote, muzzle broader, runs with tail horizontal. The list of mammals below is taken directly from their list: only King County's mammals are included. diet: Prefers carrion, but will eat anything it can kill or find. habitat: Many habitats, primarily open forest and scrub. diet: Prefers tree squirrels, Tamiasciurus, but also takes other small mammals and birds. Marmots are a rodent in the squirrel family and the state animal of Washington. They also clean up uneaten food that might otherwise attract mice and rats. Continue to general admission tickets page. General range: North America, eastern Asia, western Europe. habitat: Mixed woodlands, farmlands, open areas. Total length: 80-100 cm; tail: 30-40 cm; mass: 2-8 kg. diet: Omnivorous, including rodents, birds, fruits, and insects. Total length: 180-200 cm; tail: about 75 mm; mass: 145-680 kg. Shrub steppe. Range in Washington: Northern Washington, rare. Long, bushy tail with white tip. The state of Washington is home to many amazing mammals. White-tailed deer and mule deer, as well as black bears and mountain goats, are also found in Washington. Welcome to this special area of Burke Mammalogy's website, where you can explore the biodiversity of Washington's mammals. Common and scientific names from Washington State Field Guides-Mammals of … habitat: Many habitats, primarily open forest and scrub. A state mammal is the official mammal of a U.S. state as designated by a state's legislature. General range: Throughout northern hemisphere. Mammals Some of Oregon's larger mammals, such as deer and elk can easily be seen at places like Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, and the North Bank Habitat Management Area. On this poster-print are many of them, including all genus currently living and native to the state. North Cascades, N third and E edge of state. Total length: males 200-250 cm, females 150-200 cm; mass: males 200-300 kg, females 45-100 kg. General range: Southern Canada to Venezuela and Bolivia. Grasslands and oak woodlands. Lynx rufus. Order Carnivora, Family Felidae (Cats) Range in Washington: Statewide. The Burke Museum is administered by the UW College of Arts & Sciences. For much of its geologic history — stretching all the way back to the Cambrian period, 500 million years ago — the state of Washington was submerged under water, which accounts for its relative lack of dinosaurs or, for that matter, any large terrestrial fossils from the Paleozoic or Mesozoic eras. Total length: males 190-220 cm, females 110-140 cm; mass: males 150-270 kg, females 35-55 kg. Range in Washington: Statewide, including marine waters of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound. diet: Carnivorous; prefers moose, caribou, and deer, but will catch small mammals. MAMMALS land and marine during Focus On Nature Tours in WASHINGTON STATE and central CALIFORNIA those during our West Coast USA Tours mostly in the month of September with an (*) 1991 thru 2014 A list of Washington State and California mammals compiled by Armas Hill Photo at upper right: SEA OTTERS Codes: W: in Washington State C: in California Spermophilus washingtoni, Washington Ground Squirrel. Introduced into western Europe. The first column of the table is for those denoted as the state mammal, and the second shows the state marine mammals. identification: Largest native cat, long tail, no spots. identification: Yellowish-gray or brownish with dark spots above. Puget Sound trough from Lewis County S, also E slope of … identification: Dark brown, occasionally with grayish head. habitat: Sandy or rocky beaches protected by high cliffs, preferably on islands. A membership pays for itself in 3 visits! Total length: 50-85 cm; tail: 10-16 cm; mass: 5-11 kg. identification: Largest terrestrial member of its family; dark brown with yellow bands from shoulders to hips. The Columbian Mammoth,a prehistoric animal of Washington. Counting Washington's Mammal Species. Washington state recognizes two state mammals: the orca, or killer whale, as its marine mammal and the marmot as the state animal of Washington. Seattle, WA, United States. Total length: 120-170 cm; tail: 9-12 cm; mass: up to 135 kg. Range in Washington: Most of state except Columbia Basin. habitat: Rocky shores and coastal waters along them. However, in rural areas the impact of non-native opossums preying upon native invertebrates, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, ground-nesting birds, nestlings, and eggs is of concern to wildlife biologists. Range in Washington: Pacific Coast, Salish Sea, Puget Sound. habitat: Many habitats, near water, urban areas. beardsleei) Pink (Humpback) salmon ( Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) Coho (Silver) salmon ( Oncorhynchus kisutch) Chinook (King) salmon ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Sockeye salmon ( Oncorhynchus nerka) diet: Broadly carnivorous; from deer to grasshoppers. Total length: 50-75 cm; tail: 15-20 cm; mass: 700-1600 g. habitat: Grassland and sagebrush, some forests. See also: List of freshwater fishes of Washington. Total length: 85-95 cm; tail: 14-16 cm; mass: 7-11 kg. Introduced into Europe, British Isles, and Siberia. identification: Black to cinnamon, white blaze on chest. identification: Spotted; smaller than striped skunk. Seattle, WA, United States. Total length: 85-105 cm; tail: 14-16 cm; mass: 8-18 kg. Range in Washington: Statewide except Columbia Basin. Black-tailed deer are frequently seen in western Oregon along roadsides. The remote wilderness areas of Washington provide a home for many large mammals. habitat: Wooded areas, brushy areas, wetlands, farmlands. conservation: State Threatened; Federal Threatened. Range in Washington: Pacific Coast, Salish Sea - limited to western entrance of Strait of Juan de Fuca. habits: When threatened, raises tail and sprays foul-smelling musk from anal glands. identification: Long, thin body; long tail with black tip; yellowish belly; brown feet. identification: Black spots on coat, short ear tufts. diet: Prefers rabbits, also eats other small mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and plants. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Species of Concern. Maps of geographic distribution in North America are taken from "Land Mammals of Oregon," by B. J. Verts and L. N. Carraway (1998), University of California Press www.ucpress.edu. identification: Smaller than a German shepherd, gray, runs with tail down. habitat: Rivers and lakes, usually in wooded areas. Total length: 20-35 cm; tail: 4.5-9 cm; mass: 50-180 g. Males about twice as large as females. General range: Formerly widespread in North America, Europe, and Asia. 4300 15th Ave NE, Total length: 80-110 cm; tail: 15-25 cm; mass: 8-20 kg. Great herds of Roosevelt, or Olympic, elk, which is the largest of the wapiti, roam the Olympic Peninsula. Total length: 135-190 cm; tail: 75-175 mm; mass: 90-270 kg. Animals with more specific designations are also listed. habits: Excavates rodent prey, including hibernating ground squirrels. Range in Washington: Statewide, but patchily distributed, rare. 4300 15th Ave NE, General range: North America to southern South America. habits: Ascends trees to flee predators; sprays by standing on forelegs and raising hindlegs and tail in the air. Experience even more at the Burke. Males larger than females. habits: Captures rodents by entering their burrows. Land Acknowledgement: The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. There are at least 9 large terrestrial mammal, 50 small mammal and 14 marine mammal species known to occur in Olympic National Park . habitat: Open areas, woodlands, forests, urban areas. Total length: 105-130cm; tail length: 30-39cm; mass: 10-18kg. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Threatened. Total length: 60-95 cm; tail: 20-40 cm; mass: 6-22 kg. identification: Masked face, ringed tail. The state animal of Washington is the Olympic marmot. diet: Carnivorous, primarily snowshoe hares. Total length: 30-55 cm; tail: 8-16 cm; mass: 85-270 g. General range: United States and Canada. Crescent trout ( Oncorhynchus clarki crescenti) Beardslee trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus var. Rare instances where these lists disagree are noted. identification: Larger than weasels, brown belly, white spotting on chin and throat. The Olympic marmot is unique to the alpine region of Washington's Olympic Mountains. Total length: males 270-320 cm, females 190-220 cm; mass: males up to 1000 kg, females 270-375 kg. 141 species total (includes 9 introduced), 132 native species (27 are marine; 15 are flying, bats). There are over 44 mammals within the fauna inhabiting the Ferry County. Sharlene Santana, Curator of Mammals and Professor of Biology. Total length: 90-100 cm; tail: 35-45 cm; mass: 4-7 kg. General range: North America, Europe, Asia. Many of the links to species accounts are to the Animal Diversity Web of the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology. North America except southeastern USA and northern Canada Range.