Hot Springs National Park, nestled in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains is home to a diverse range of mammalian inhabitants, which range from tiny chipmunks to 400lb black bears. The National Park Service is committed to preserving the natural resources these animals need to survive, through the protection and restoration of their native habitat. During your visit keep your eyes and ears open for the 49 different species of mammals recorded within the park.
What's a Mammal?
Mammals are a class of animals which possess several distinct characteristics. They all possess hair during some stage of their life and mammary glands which they use to nourish their young.