Mammals account for approximately one-sixth of the vertebrate species in the park. White-tailed deer are abundant and most often seen, and they are usually observed feeding in individual to large numbers at dawn and at dusk. Other commonly-seen mammals are grey squirrel, eastern cottontail rabbit, and the less commonly seen are grey fox and coyote. Nocturnal mammals include bats, the nine-banded armadillo, raccoon, opossum, and striped skunk.
Did You Know?
Congress established Shiloh National Military Park in 1894, making it the third oldest battlefield in the National Park system. Originally under the War Department, Shiloh predated the National Park Service by 22 years.