The richness and diversity of the mammal population within the Buffalo National River is a product of the complexity and range in habitats. Riparian habitats (lush shrubs and trees) found along the river's edge, rich green open-field environments, wooded hillsides and dry glades and rocky outcroppings are just a few of the unique habitats that provide a niche for the mammal species found within the park. The Buffalo National River is known to have more than 55 species of mammals, three of them are endangered bats that are found within the karst cave networks located on the hillsides and valley draws.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Buffalo National River preserves many pioneer homesteads ranging from the 1840s to the 1930s? These structures document the struggles and lifeways of people that carved a living out of the lush forests of the Buffalo River region.