Animals in West Virginia

Virginia is covered with many forests and valleys so that the land can have many wild mammals of different types.

Species of shrews, bats, skunks, and squirrels are the wild mammals found in Virginia. It has a large population of white-tailed deer. Predators include the black bear, coyotes, pumas, bobcats, etc.

Virginia is divided into five natural regions, which range from coastal and wetlands to lowland areas to hills and mountains. Virginia water is spotless, clear, and valuable for fishing enthusiasts.

North American River Otter

Its thick coat of fur is present on its body, providing good protection. North American river otter belongs to the weasel family.


The wildcat is a nighttime and lone creature, the most dynamic covert of night, and tends to do most of its hunting during first light and nightfall.

Bog Turtle

Bog turtles are mostly found living in wetlands, wet pastures, and wet meadows with other animals in West Virginia.

Fox Squirrel

Fox squirrels are often noticed rummaging on the ground a few hundred meters from the closest woodlot. Fox squirrels additionally usually possess woods edge living space.

Northern Cardinal

The male northern cardinals all game some bright red plumage, at any rate. All species are nonmigratory and give clear whistled tunes.

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