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Animals: Utah Mammals

Read descriptions and learn about the behavior and habitats of the mammals that live in Utah. The animals include Rocky Mountain elk, badger, bobcat, black bear, deer, martens, and more. Find out how these mammals adapt, migrate, or hibernate to survive the cold winter months. There are links to many eThemes Resources on mammals, bats, foxes, wolves, Utah endangered species, and more.

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This site lists the mammals that live in Utah. Scroll down and click on the name of the mammal to see a picture, find out where in Utah it lives, and learn about its breeding and eating habits.
This list of links includes some mammals, such as the American black bear, black-footed ferret, kit fox, marten, and more. The links open up pdfs that have a description and information about the behavior and habitat of these mammals.
Explore the world of the desert bighorn sheep in this video from ARKive.
Learn about the American black bear through this ARKive video. Links to six other videos and many more photographs of the black bear are available from this page by clicking on "All Photos" or "All Videos" towards the top left of the screen.
See the Utah Prairie-dog in these sixteen full color photographs.
Learn how different animals suvive cold weather. Some animals migrate, some hibernate, and some adapt to the conditions. Includes project ideas.
This 59-page pdf offers a historical overview of Utah's mammals. Includes specific details about all 105 mammals that now live in the state. NOTE: Some text is advanced.
These sites are about Missouri mammals, including river otters, raccoons, coyotes, and beavers. 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.
These sites are about bats and their habitats. Covers information on myths, mammals, megabats, microbats, and echolocation. Includes links to eThemes Resources on mammals and caves.
These sites have many facts about black bears, including their diet, behavior, and habitat. Watch short movies about black bears, listen to audio files of their ferocious roars, and try the online quizzes and games. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on 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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