General range: Formerly widespread in North America, Europe, and Asia. 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. Range in Washington: Northern Washington, rare. There are over 44 mammals within the fauna inhabiting the Ferry County. conservation: State Threatened; Federal Threatened. Total length: 60-95 cm; tail: 20-40 cm; mass: 6-22 kg. General range: Pacific Coast from Baja California, Mexico, through Alaska. Return to the Mammals of Washington home page. Mammals found in Washington state Order Didelphimorphia: Opossum-like Marsupials Total length: 30-55 cm; tail: 8-16 cm; mass: 85-270 g. General range: United States and Canada. diet: Prefers tree squirrels, Tamiasciurus, but also takes other small mammals and birds. Continue to general admission tickets page. identification: Black spots on coat, short ear tufts. There are at least 9 large terrestrial mammal, 50 small mammal and 14 marine mammal species known to occur in Olympic National Park . identification: Long, thin body; short tail with black tip; white belly. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Endangered. Total length: 80-100 cm; tail: 30-40 cm; mass: 2-8 kg. Range in Washington: North Cascades, rare. General range: North America, eastern Asia, western Europe. habits: Ascends trees to flee predators; sprays by standing on forelegs and raising hindlegs and tail in the air. identification: Striped head, powerful claws. Crescent trout ( Oncorhynchus clarki crescenti) Beardslee trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus var. diet: Prefers rabbits, also eats other small mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and plants. 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. Orca. Total length: 55-80 cm; tail: 18-40 cm; mass: 2.5-6 kg. identification: Masked face, ringed tail. habitat: Sandy or rocky beaches protected by high cliffs, preferably on islands. habitat: Rocky shores and coastal waters along them. identification: Larger than weasels, brown belly, white spotting on chin and throat. 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. Range in Washington: Mountains and western lowlands. Long, bushy tail with white tip. habitat: Open areas, woodlands, forests, urban areas. conservation: State Candidate; Federal Species of Concern. Continue to general admission tickets page. Total length: 90-130 cm; tail: 30-50 cm; mass: 5-14 kg. identification: Largest aquatic carnivore; large snout drooping over muzzle. General range: Subarctic waters of the northern Pacific Ocean, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and Sea of Japan. habits: Swims very well and often hunts in water. identification: Black to cinnamon, white blaze on chest. 141 species total (includes 9 introduced), 132 native species (27 are marine; 15 are flying, bats). Mountain meadows and grasslands. Lynx rufus. identification: Largest terrestrial member of its family; dark brown with yellow bands from shoulders to hips. identification: Buff to brown, appearing black when wet; males with pronounced head crest. Order Carnivora, Family Felidae (Cats) Range in Washington: Statewide. Total length: 85-95 cm; tail: 14-16 cm; mass: 7-11 kg. Species are listed by common name, scientific name, and occurrence. Shrub steppe. 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 The list of mammals below is taken directly from their list: only King County's mammals are included. 4300 15th Ave NE, identification: Dark brown with yellowish head; large crushing molars. identification: Rusty-red above, white below; sometimes blackish or silver. diet: Carnivorous; prefers moose, caribou, and deer, but will catch small mammals. habitat: Temperate seas, breeds on subtropical sandy beaches. A comprehensive list of those mammals from the U. S. Forest Service is located at the bottom of this page. habitat: Wooded areas, brushy areas, wetlands, farmlands. 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. 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. 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. Great herds of Roosevelt, or Olympic, elk, which is the largest of the wapiti, roam the Olympic Peninsula. Spermophilus beecheyi, California Ground Squirrel. habitat: Many habitats, near water, urban areas. habits: Voracious appetite; marks food caches with foul-smelling musk that repels other predators. identification: Spotted; smaller than striped skunk. 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 A membership pays for itself in 3 visits! Total length: 85-105 cm; tail: 14-16 cm; mass: 8-18 kg. Spermophilus columbianus, Columbian Ground Squirrel. habits: When threatened, raises tail and sprays foul-smelling musk from anal glands. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Species of Concern. habitat: Usually at sea, breeds on rocky shores. habitat: Rivers and lakes, usually in wooded areas. Total length: males 190-220 cm, females 110-140 cm; mass: males 150-270 kg, females 35-55 kg. Rare instances where these lists disagree are noted. 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. Males and females about same size. 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. The Burke Museum is administered by the UW College of Arts & Sciences. Total length: 105-130cm; tail length: 30-39cm; mass: 10-18kg. Total length: 35-55 cm; tail: 7-22 cm; mass: 800-1000 g. General range: North America south to Panama. Total length: males 200-250 cm, females 150-200 cm; mass: males 200-300 kg, females 45-100 kg. habits: Captures rodents by entering their burrows. The state animal of Washington is the Olympic marmot. Sharlene Santana, Curator of Mammals and Professor of Biology. identification: Brown with cream bib under chin; long, bushy tail. Total length: males 270-320 cm, females 190-220 cm; mass: males up to 1000 kg, females 270-375 kg. Puget Sound trough from Lewis County S, also E slope of … General range: Taiga and southern tundra of Eurasia and North America. River Otters: Recently had a friend tell me, “They were big! A marmot is a burrowing animal of the rodent order in the squirrel family. diet: Prefers rabbits, also eats other small mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and plants. Welcome to this special area of Burke Mammalogy's website, where you can explore the biodiversity of Washington's mammals. Grasslands and oak woodlands. On this poster-print are many of them, including all genus currently living and native to the state. diet: Broadly carnivorous; from deer to grasshoppers. identification: Largest native cat, long tail, no spots. habitat: Mixed woodlands, farmlands, open areas. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Threatened. identification: Largest eared seal; face otter-like; bulls buff above, reddish below; cows brown. General range: North America to southern South America. beardsleei) Pink (Humpback) salmon ( Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) Coho (Silver) salmon ( Oncorhynchus kisutch) Chinook (King) salmon ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Sockeye salmon ( Oncorhynchus nerka) Marmots are a rodent in the squirrel family and the state animal of Washington. identification: Black with two broad white stripes that meet on head. 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) . General range: Throughout northern hemisphere. General range: Pacific Coast from Mexico to British Columbia, and Galapagos Islands. Total length: 100-205 cm; tail: 35-50 cm; mass: 25-60 kg. North Cascades, N third and E edge of state. Wikimedia Commons. Experience even more at the Burke. White-tailed deer and mule deer, as well as black bears and mountain goats, are also found in Washington. Total length: 120-170 cm; tail: 9-12 cm; mass: up to 135 kg. diet: Omnivorous, including fish, invertebrates, and berries. North America except southeastern USA and northern Canada Range. Range in Washington: Statewide, but patchily distributed, rare. The first column of the table is for those denoted as the state mammal, and the second shows the state marine mammals. Spermophilus washingtoni, Washington Ground Squirrel. identification: Long, thin body; long tail with black tip; yellowish belly; brown feet. identification: Dark brown with paler belly; throat often silver-gray. 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. Land Acknowledgement: The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. GAP Analysis. The remote wilderness areas of Washington provide a home for many large mammals. General range: Pacific Coast from California north to Alaska, and continuing down along the east coast of Russia. habitat: Many habitats, primarily open forest and scrub. Total length: males 450-650 cm, females 300-350 cm; mass: males up to 3500 kg, females up to 900 kg. Seattle, WA, United States. habits: Hibernates and gives birth in winter den. They also clean up uneaten food that might otherwise attract mice and rats.