No longer do the bear and large herbivores like the American bison and elk roam the area of Kentucky that is now Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, but visitors may encounter other mammals at the park. Some of the more common mammals are white-tailed deer, raccoon, and gray squirrel. Keep a sharp eye open and you may also see some of the smaller animals of the park such as a pine vole, eastern chipmunk or a cottontail. Some types of animals are seen less often such as the coyote or red fox. Depending on the time of day you might catch a glimpse of a little brown bat helping to control insects.
For a larger list of mammals that have been observed at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace and the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek click here.
Did You Know?
Abraham Lincoln had a stepmother and stepsiblings. A little over one year after his mother Nancy died, his father, Thomas, married Sarah Bush Johnston, a widow from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She had two girls and one boy.