The Pine Barrens today is home to 35 species of mammals. Top predators like black bears, cougars and wolves were lost to hunting and trapping long ago, although black bears seem to be finding their way back.
Large mammals in the Pine Barrens include white-tailed deer, coyotes, the rare bobcat, beavers and reclusive river otters. We also find red and gray gox, mink, long-tailed weasel, southern bog lemming, eight species of bats, as well as raccoon, muskrat, various squirrels, chipmunks, voles and mice.
Follow the links below to learn more about individual species.