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Forty-six species of mammals have been documented at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Common mammals observed in the park include; northern short-tailed shrew, eastern mole, little brown bat, eastern red bat, big brown bat, eastern cottontail, eastern chipmunk, woodchuck, thirteen-lined ground squirrel, eastern gray squirrel, eastern red fox squirrel, red squirrel, southern flying squirrel, white-footed mouse, prairie deer mouse, Norway rat, house mouse, meadow vole, common muskrat, red fox, common raccoon, and white-tailed deer.
A detailed report about the mammals of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is available online. The report gives a historic overview as well as current observations of mammals in this national park.
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Did You Know?
In 1972, Chellberg Farm became part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In the mid-1800s many Swedes settled in Porter County. Three generations of Chellbergs farmed this land.