Apr 24, 2015 11:00 AM
NH1 Top 5: NH mammals considered threatened or endangered
The Granite State is home to an abundance of wildlife, but some of them are endangered. Check out which five mammals are listed as endangered or threatened on NH Fish and Game’s website.
5) Small-footed Bat
According to Animaldiversity.org, the small-footed bat is one of the rarest bats in North America. The site says bats prefer colder and drier locations compared others of its species, which likely explains why some make their home in the Granite State. N.H. Fish and Game calls the small-footed bat endangered in this state. To find out more information about the small-footed bat, click this link.
4) American Marten
The American Marten is a rare mammal that can be found in northern wooded states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maine and here in the Granite State, according to Animaldiversity.org. N.H Fish and Game does not consider the American Marten to be endangered, but threatened. Click here for more information.
3) New England Cottontail
According to Animaldiversity.org, there has been a widespread decline in the population of the New England Cottontail over the last 50 years or so due to the fact that their habitats have declined sharply. N.H. Fish and Game considers the New England Cottontail to be endangered in N.H. To find out more information, click this link.
2) Canadian Lynx
The Canadian Lynx is listed as federally threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and N.H. Fish and Game lists the Canadian Lynx as endangered in this state. According to Animaldiversity.org, Canadian Lynx in their ecosystems are important in regulating the population of their prey. To read more about the Canadian Lynx, click here.
1) Gray Wolf
The Gray Wolf is listed as federally endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and by N.H. Fish and Game. Gray Wolves make their homes in forests, prairies and even some in arid landscapes, according to Animaldiversity.org. There is a strong contingent of activists who work to protect the Gray Wolf. To find out more information about conserving this species, click this link.