Facts and figures
Learn more about the mammals that roam Britain by browsing our fact files via the links below.
Whales and dolphins
Cetaceans are a group of marine mammals that breathe air and are adapted to life in the water.
This group is highly adapted to life in the water and are known as pinnipeds meaning 'flap-footed'.
Meaning 'pouched-one' only one species is found in the UK- the red-necked wallaby.
Rabbits and hares
These herbivores are also known as lagomorphs. There are three species in the UK.
Shrews, moles and hedgehogs
Small, mostly nocturnal mammals that feed mainly on insects and are known as insectivores.
Predators with teeth adapted to eat meat. Nine species live in the UK and another three are now extinct.
Deer and wild boar
These even-toed ungulates are large plant eating mammals that walk on two-hoofed toes.
18 species make up a third of the total number of wild mammals in Britain. 'Chiroptera' are our the only truly flying mammals.
Mammals with distinctive front teeth, of which there are 15 species in Britain, eight being native.
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