More than 330 vertebrate terrestrial species are documented to habitat the park; over half of these are birds, including wild turkey, wood duck, northern bobwhite, red-tailed hawk, a pair of nesting bald eagles, and numerous songbirds like the wood thrush, field sparrow, Kentucky warbler, and Baltimore oriole. Mammals account for 55 known species, including white-tailed deer, red fox, raccoon, nine-banded armadillo, coyote, and the endangered Gray bat. In addition, at least 50 species of fish inhabit an intact aquatic eco-system on the plateau, and more than 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, plus hundreds of insects and other invertebrate species reside within park boundaries.
Did You Know?
Shiloh National Military Park was originally under the jurisdiction of the United States War Department, who worked with veterans to build and monument the park. It was only in 1933 that Shiloh and the other battlefields were transferred to the National Park Service.