A pine marten perched on a branch, peeks around a tree trunk.

The elusive American Marten (also called a Pine Marten) is a member of the weasel family that live in mature coniferous forests.

NPS/Dan Font


Mammal Identification
Mammal species found in the park have been broken into groups for identification. Click a group to view details about the species in the group.


Carnivores - Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Red Fox, Coyote, Black Bear, Raccoon, Skunks, Weasels

Hoofed Mammals - Deer, Elk, Mountain Goats

Insectivores - Moles, Shrews

Rabbits, Hares, & Pika

Rodents - Porcupine, Mice, Jumping Mice, Pocket Gophers, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Marmots, Beaver, Mountain Beaver

Cascade Red Fox

Cascade Red Fox

NPS/ David P. Stiles Photo

Additional References:

Mammals and Life Zones - Mount Rainier National Park site bulletin (pdf).

Eder, Tamara. "Mammals of Washington & Oregon". Renton: Lone Pine Publishing, 2002. Print.

Mathews, Daniel. "Cascade-Olympic Natural History: A Trailside Reference". 2nd Ed. Portland: Raven Editions-Publishers Press, 1999. Print.

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