PEI Mammals

There are around 4000 different species of mammals in the world

  • currently, only 22 wild mammals in P.E.I. (excluding marine mammals)
    • 6 were introduced or recently arrive; non-native
    • 16 are natuve
    • 8 mammals have been extirpated in PEI

Mammals...

  • have fur or hair
  • are warm-blooded 
  • give birth to live young
    • there are some exceptions
  • feed their young milk produced by the mother
  • are vertebrate; they have a back bone
Native Mammals
American Red Squirrel
Eastern Chipmunk
Flying Squirrel
Meadow Vole
Red-backed Vole
Muskrat
Water Shrew
Short-tailed Shrew
Woodland Jumping Mouse
Meadow Jumping Mouse
Deer Mouse
Least Weasel
American Mink
Snowshoe Hare
Red Fox
Little Brown Bat
 
Beaver
Eastern Coyote
House Mouse
Norway Rat
Raccoon
Striped Skunk
 
Extirpated to PEI
Black Bear
Fisher
Lynx
Marten
Moose
River Otter
Wolf
Woodland Caribou