The wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) is one of several rodent species found in Ireland.
There are two species of squirrel currently in Ireland. The red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a native species that has been present since before the last ice age.
The pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus) is Ireland’s smallest mammal and until very recently the only shrew species found in Ireland.
The pine marten (Martes martes) is considered one of the rarest and most elusive wildlife species in Ireland.
The otter (Lutra lutra) is regarded as one of Ireland’s most charismatic native mammal species.
The lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) is one of the smallest mammals in Ireland.
Leisler’s bat (Nyctalus leisleri) is the largest species of bat in Ireland.
The Irish stoat (Mustela erminea hibernica) is found all over Ireland and mainly eats rabbits.
The Irish hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus) is one of three lagomorphs found on the Island of Ireland and the only native lagomorph.
The western European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is a distinctive but little studied mammal in Ireland.
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is an easily recognisable Irish mammal, being very dog-like, with a slender muzzle and long, horizontally-held bushy tail.
Ireland has three species of deer that are well established throughout the island – sika, fallow deer and red deer.
The badger (Meles meles) is the largest terrestrial carnivore in Ireland, instantly recognisable by its white head with conspicuous dark stripes through the eyes.
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