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New York has more than 80 species of mammals and many of these are found in Westchester County from the tiny shrews to the black bear.

Mammals are warm-blooded, or endotherms: they generate inside heat from the food they eat. Mammals have hair and the females have mammary glands to nurse their newborn offspring.

The links below will help you learn more about local mammals.

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top twenty-five westchester mammals

Here are twenty-five of the most well-known mammals that have been seen in Westchester. How many have you seen in Westchester County? Click on the linked names to learn more about these mammals from other web sites including the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and others.

  1. Virginia Opposum
  2. Northern Short-tailed Shrew
  3. Eastern Mole [links to info about other moles too]
  4. Little Brown Myotis (bat)
  5. Big Brown Bat [links to brochure of all NY bats]
  6. Coyote
  7. Red Fox
  8. Gray Fox
  9. American Black Bear
  10. Striped Skunk
  11. Northern Raccoon
  12. Fisher
  13. Long-tailed Weasel
  14. North American River Otter
  15. Bobcat
  16. White-tailed Deer
  17. Eastern Chipmunk [& info on all NY squirrels]
  18. Woodchuck
  19. Eastern Gray Squirrel
  20. Red Squirrel
  21. Beaver
  22. White-footed Mouse
  23. Meadow Vole
  24. Common Muskrat
  25. Eastern Cottontail

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