Animal in Illinois

Many wild animals consider Illinois their home.  So do not be surprised if you meet some of them while discarding the trash in a trash can with an unpleasant smell.

White-Tailed Deer

White-tailed deer is one of the most common mammals in the United States and is known as the state animal of Illinois. It is named white deer because of its tail, and when the tail is raised, its underside is white when it runs.

Northern Cardinal

The northern cardinal is the state bird of Illinois, and it stands out because of its beautiful, bright red plumage. A lovely and magnificent red bird.


They are considered dangerous as they are irritable and can be wild without warning. After two centuries, they returned to Illinois.


Despite being dangerous, Massasauga is a beautiful rattler with a pattern of brown blotches on the gray ground and keeled scales.

Striped Bark Scorpion

The striped bark scorpion is the United States’ most common insect. Its size is only about 2.75 inches long, which is a medium size for a scorpion.


Cougars attack humans, making them deadly. They also prey on people and other large animals travelling through the state.

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