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Animals: Missouri Mammals

These sites are about Missouri mammals, including the river otter, raccoon, coyote, beaver, opossum, and gray squirrel. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species. Includes several photographs of these mammals and the tracks they leave. There are diagrams of some of the animals and their bodies. Linked are eThemes Resources on mammals and other Missouri animals such as bobcats, foxes, and the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse.


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This site no longer has a live cam, but there are many good photos to view. "Video Gallery" has short clips of otters playing. NOTE: The site has pop-up ads.
Use the list on the left for in-depth information about your favorite Missouri mammal. Most articles include the tracks that the animal makes.
This Illinois site includes information about the river otter, raccoon, beaver, and coyote. There are interesting facts and drawings of their tracks.
Read about the appearance, distribution, biology, and tracks of the raccoon. NOTE: This site includes Google and banner ads.
This is an extensive site with information about the characteristics, food habits, reproduction, and habitat of the raccoon.
This handout includes a diagram of the raccoon and some basic facts about it. NOTE: The site includes advertising.
Read about the beaver and its lodge building. Includes drawings of beaver tracks and lodge. Photographs also show examples of how a beaver's teeth can cut down trees.
Students can learn about the beaver's characteristics, behaviors, eating habits, habitat, and reproduction.
This extensive site covers many aspects of coyotes. Read about their physical appearance, food habits, reproduction, behaviors, and habitat.
Students can read some interesting facts about the North American Beaver. "Beaver Printout" includes a diagram of the beaver's body. NOTE: This site includes Google banner ads.
This handout includes a diagram of the otter and some interesting facts. NOTE: The site includes advertising.
This handout includes a diagram of a coyote and some interesting facts about this mammal. NOTE: The site includes advertising.
Read about why the opossum is unique in Missouri, along with its physical description, habits, habitat, and the food it eats.
Learn more about the Eastern gray squirrel, commonly seen in Missouri. View a map of where these squirrels can be found and see a diagram of its tracks.
These sites focus on mammals and the characteristics that make them unique. View many photographs of mammals from all over the world. Find out what they eat and what type of habitat they live in. Includes some audio files and games.
Read about Missouri's official state horse, the Missouri Fox Trotter. Learn why its unusual gait makes it a popular horse. View a scanned image of the Missouri House Bill that the governor signed and see a painting of a Fox Trotter that hangs in Missouri's State Capitol. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on horses.
Learn about the bobcat and its habitat, eating habits, physical appearance, and more. Includes coloring pages, photographs, and fact sheets. Find out which U.S. president had a bobcat as a pet. There are also links to eThemes Resources on animal tracks and food chains.
These sites have information about several different types of foxes. Learn about their physical characteristics and habitats. View photographs, short videos, and take an online quiz.

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