Animals native to Ohio include deer, mice, pheasants, coyotes, bobcats, otters and squirrels. These animals are a small percentage of all of the animals that are native to Ohio.
The natural wildlife that resides in Ohio is able to tolerate the climate and adjust to the various temperature points found in the state. The majority of the wildlife is able to either migrate or acclimate to the extremely cold temperatures that are often found during the winter months in Ohio. Additional native animals found in Ohio are ducks, cranes, raccoons, chipmunks, turkeys, owls, catfish, minnows, gar, porcupines, moles, groundhogs, frogs, toads, geese and salamanders.