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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.


Species Guide Index Wildlife species are not listed in complete taxonomic order. Instead, they are listed by similarities, using more familiar terms to help everyone identify and learn about Ohio's wildlife.


This list of mammals of Ohio includes a total of 70 mammal species recorded in the state of Ohio. Of these, three (the black bear, Indiana bat, and Allegheny woodrat) are listed as endangered in the state, three (the Norway rat, house mouse, and wild boar) are introduced, two (the gray bat and Mexican free-tailed bat) are considered accidental, and eight (the American bison, elk, cougar ...


While not native to Ohio, Rusty the red rat snake is closely related to Ohio's black rat snake. Tank, Shelly, Cara, and Dozer the Eastern Box Turtles Most turtles are animals that people illegally confiscate from the wild and cannot be returned to prevent spread of disease.


Go Native! A healthy and diverse ecosystem is important for clean air and water, soil stability and provides critical food and shelter for wildlife. Whether adding a few native plants to your landscape or substituting them in for exotic species, there are many benefits to going native!


What Are Some Animals That Live in Ohio? Ohio is home to approximately 350 bird species, 150 fish species and a number of mammal species. Among the fish present in Ohio are perch, trout, bass, muskellunge and walleye.


The onion weed causes liver failure in these wombats, and they die a slow and painful death due to malnutrition. The homes of native animals are also affected by the introduction of non-native ...


Ohio law also allows the chief of the Division to adopt rules restricting the taking or possessing of native wildlife threatened with statewide extirpation and to develop and periodically update a list of endangered species (Ohio Revised Code 1531.25). The first list of Ohio’s endangered wildlife was adopted in 1974 and included 71 species.


The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio is a non-profit organization whose mission promotes the study, appreciation, and conservation of Ohio's native plants and plant communities. Our Society is a chapter of the Ohio Native Plant Society.


The refuge is working with many other wildlife organizations to help conserve and restore freshwater mussel populations and communities. Forty-seven species of native freshwater mussels live within the refuge waters on the Ohio River. This includes eight federally endangered mussel species: fanshell, pink mucket, sheepnose, spectaclecase ...