A weasel-like animal with perched ears and a long furry tail perches on a tree branch.
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.


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.

Last updated: May 6, 2019

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