Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer


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.

Gray Bat, Indiana Bat and Ozark Big-Eared Bat are endangered species found within the karst cave networks located on the hillsides and valley draws.

The Eastern Elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) was native to the forest and forest-edge habitats of Arkasas. In 1981, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission implemented an Elk Restoration Project.

While not native to Arkansas and the Buffalo National River, wild or feral hogs are here.

Mammal Checklist

Last updated: January 15, 2017

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