Animals in New Hampshire


Moose belong to the deer family and are the largest deer species in the world. They reach a size of 2.3 m (shoulder height).

Mountain Lions

Mountain Lions themselves have hardly any enemies to fear except humans. Only wolves and bears can occasionally prey on young or sick Mountain Lions.

Yellow-footed Plover

The adult bird has yellow-orange feet, a black stripe on the front of the head between the eyes, and a black ring around the neck.


The allis shad is an anadromous migratory fish that rises from the sea into the large rivers during the spawning season. In the sea it occurs up to a depth of 300 meters.

Roseate tern

The Roseate Tern resembles the Common Tern in both size and shape. Also the resting, breeding as well as the plumage of the young birds resembles this related species.

Upland sandpiper

The breeding range of the prairie runner extends from northwestern Alaska, the Yukon and British Columbia south to Oregon and from there across the Great Plains and Great Lakes to western Virginia and Maryland.

Animals in New Hampshire