Mammals

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
When visiting the park, please help keep wildlife wild as well as keeping yourself safe. 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.

Bats

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211
Callers to this general park line can choose from a menu that includes recorded information as well as opportunities to talk to a ranger at one of the park's administration or visitor centers. Rangers are only available to answer calls during business hours.

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