• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Mammals

A white-tailed deer family that roams the park.

A white-tailed deer family sighted at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP

NPS Photo

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?

A picture of Thomas Jr.'s gravestone at the Redmond Family Cemetery

Abraham Lincoln had a younger brother named Thomas Jr. The illness he died from is not known, but it is generally accepted that he died before the age of three.