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Wisconsin Animals

 

Badger - Wisconsin's state animal, "The Badger"; is known for his eye-catching markings. If you ever get the opportunity to see this animal, treasure it. Just make sure that you stay a safe distance...

Beavers - The beaver is a very interesting and outstanding animal.  Even though the beaver really doesn’t look that big, it can weigh up to...

Black Bear - If you are traveling through Wisconsin and see a big, black fur ball, you might have just spotted a Black Bear.  They are typically found in the...

Brown Bat - The Little Brown Bat is an amazing creature in our society. They are not recommended to keep as pets, but can be nursed back to health if sick in secure cages. It is told that if you...

Chipmunks - The cute, little animals you see a lot around your house is probably a chipmunk.  Chipmunks are very common throughout...

Coyotes - are a very abundant animal.  They can be found in pretty much every county of the state.  You will generally find them in...

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits - Eastern cottontail rabbits are a very abundant species in WI. Eastern cottontails have one of the largest lists of lurking predators, but if they happen to survive they are an excellent species 

Eastern Prairie Moles - If you happen to be traveling through southern and Central WI, you might get the chance to spot a Prairie mole.  Wisconsin Prairie Moles get to be about...

Flying Squirrels - Because of the flying squirrel being one of the Wisconsin Wildlife nocturnal animals, you will rarely get the chance to actually see one. If you do, enjoy it because it is a sight to see that wonderful creature gliding through the air. Being in the state, we have the luck... 

Gray Squirrel - The gray ground squirrel is a playful animal that is noticeable by almost everyone.  You will find this type of squirrel in just about every...

Ground Hogs - are a very special animal in our country. They gave us one of our funnest national holidays; Ground Hog's Day. If the ground hog sees his shadow then we get to look forward to a longer...

Pine Marten - If you want to see an animal that is not only a great climber, but also an excellent fisher, this is the animal to look for. Pine martens are very prominent in Wis. and have many advantages...

Raccoons - are well known animals mostly for their masked identity and mischief-maker. You will see a distinguished black mask around their eyes. They tend to travel alone, but if you look hard enough you might get...    

Red Fox - The Wisconsin Vulpes Vuples better know as the Red Fox is one of our most beautiful animals.  If you get the chance to see one nearby, take a...

River Otters - If you get the chance to admire some river otters in Wisconsin, treasure it for as long as you can. It is the entertainment of a lifetime. River otters are known to be extremely playful...

Striped Skunks - you seem to smell a very distinct and dissatisfying smell, you may have encountered a nearby skunk. Striped skunks can be found in pretty much every county of Wisconsin. They will eat pretty...   

Whitetail Deer - Whitetail Deer are one of the most abundant animals that you will see in the state.  You will find them all over the...

Wolves - You hear them howl; you see them run; who are those animals with the mysterious eyes?  Wolves are astonishing animals that catch everyone’s attention.  You will find these Wolves mainly in the...

Wisconsin Badgers - Wisconsin's state animal, "The Badger"; is known for his eye-catching markings. If you ever get the opportunity to see this animal, treasure it. Just make sure that you stay a safe distance...

WI Gray Ground Squirrel - comes upon some bad weather, they will curl up and use their tail as a shield and to keep them warm. Grey ground squirrels have an excellent sense of smell which helps...

WI Red Fox - The red fox is one of the most beautiful, yet peculiar animals walking the Earth. If you get the chance to see a red fox nearby, take a picture because it will be a memory...

Wisconsin White-Tailed Deer -When they are running away from predators, whitetail deer have the ability to run at high speeds and jump very high fences, they are one of the most popular animal in the state. Their legs look like springs when they jump. White-tailed deer are very...

Wisconsin Wolves - have a strong sense of hearing which benefits them by helping them hear their predators and prey from long distances away. Wolves also have very strong legs which allow...    

 

 

Birds of Wisconsin

Bald Eagles - Are a big part of the Wisconsin Wildlife and are very well-known species in the world today. People come from all around to watch the Bald Eagle in action. They are a very beautiful bird...

Blue Jays - Blue Jays are a very beautiful and adventurous bird species that can be seen throughout Wisconsin.  They are well-known for their call and brilliant blue colors.  Jays are omnivores eating a variety of...

Canadian Geese - During the warm seasons of the year, you won't be able to walk very far without coming into near contact with a Canadian Goose. They are one of the most popular animals...

Great Blue Herons - are a very interesting and peculiar animal. These birds generally tend to be somewhat mean in behavior so enjoy their presence, but keep your distance. They don't like to be...

Great Horned Owls - have a good sense of hearing which helps them to find food and smell danger. Because of the extreme fluffiness of their feathers, great horned owls have an almost silent flight. These owls use their talons...

Mallard Ducks - are a truly amazing animal. Almost anybody can recognize a mallard. They have very distinctive features that capture a lot of attention. If it is mating season for the mallards, you will notice that the males get a lot more colorful...

Robins - Wisconsin’s state bird, the American Robin, is a migratory song bird known for its orange breast and its abundance in population.  During the spring and summer time...

Ruffed Grouse - The ruffed grouse is a bird with many qualities. They are able to adapt to their body parts and use them for many daily needs. One of those is that they can grow additional scales...

Sandhill Cranes - The sandhill crane are not full time Wisconsin Wildlife, these birds migrates south for winter. To help them from getting attacked by predators, the crane will paint its feathers in mud. This mud in turn will help them camouflage...

Turkey Vultures - Central WI is filled with many Turkey Vultures soaring through the sky looking for their next tasty meal.  Many people have become frightened by this enormous bird; however, there is nothing to...

Wild Turkey - If you are generally in the Central Wisconsin area; here is a good animal to learn about.  Wisconsin Wild Turkeys are an amazing...

Wisconsin Wild Turkeys - are another popular and well known Wisconsin Wildlife with wingspan differs between the males and females. The male wingspan can get up to an average of forty-two to forty-eight inches in length. The female wingspan...

Whooping Cranes - are an interesting bird that has many qualities. One quality that benefits them is that they can fully extend their legs and neck to help them when they are flying. This great bird... 

 

 

Wisconsin Fish

 

Bigmouth Buffalo - A fish you might not have heard of before is the Bigmouth Buffalo.  This is a very interesting fish.  Wisconsin bigmouth buffalo adapt themselves to...

Channel Catfish - Channel catfish are one of the more popular types of catfish.  If you live in the lower portion of the state, you will more than likely...

Crayfish - Are like mini freshwater Lobster which are edible and are used as bait by some anglers (check locate fishing regulations)...

Largemouth Bass - One of the more popular types of game fish is the largemouth bass.  These fish are abundant all over the state, but are...

Muskellunge, Muskie, Musky - The muskellunge is known as our state fish.  If you have tried to catch a musky before, you will know that it can take a large amount of...

Northern Pike - The northern pike is a very popular fish in the state also referred to a "Northern" or "Pike".  If you like to go ice-fishing, then you should...

Panfish - There are eleven different varieties of panfish in Wisconsin.  Those include Rock Bass, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Warmouth, Orange spotted Sunfish, Bluegill, Long ear Sunfish, Yellow Perch, White Crappie, and the...

Rock Bass - If you like a big fight when catching a fish, then the rock bass is the fish for you.  Wisconsin rock bass put on a...

Smallmouth Bass - A very strong fighter for its size is the smallmouth bass.  They do not like getting caught so they put up as much of a...

Tiger Musky - The Tiger Muskellunge is very similar to the Muskellunge.  Muskies sometimes spawn with Northern pikes and then you get the...

Walleye - The focus of many fishermen’s attention is the Wisconsin walleye.  The walleye is one of the most prized game fish in this state.  They are very...

 

 

Reptiles & Amphibians Lizards, Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, Toads, Newts and Salamanders

 

TurtlesThere are around 11 different varieties of turtles in the state. Turtles have been known to be the longest living creature on the planet. Many have lived over...

Eastern Hognose Snake - can be widely found throughout the United States including WI.  They are considered a safe snake to be around that is only...

 

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