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 below to view details about the species in the group.

  • A brown bat clings to a wood board.

    Learn about the bat species of Mount Rainier National Park.

  • A black bear walks along a snow bank.

    Learn about carnivore species of Mount Rainier National Park.

  • A deer stands in a lush green meadow.
    Hoofed Mammals

    Learn about the hoofed mammal species of Mount Rainier National Park.

  • A black-haired mole-like animal with a long nose and tail on moss

    Learn about the insectivore species of Mount Rainier National Park.

  • A small round animal with round ears sits on a rock.
    Rabbits, Hares, and Pikas

    Learn about rabbits, hares, and pika of Mount Rainier National Park.

  • A large rodent with a mantle of grey-white fur sits on a rock.

    Learn about the rodent species of Mount Rainier National Park.

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: December 15, 2023

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