Red Squirrels: Found in Scottish woodlands, smaller than gray squirrels, endangered by competition and habitat loss.
Water Voles: Rapidly declining UK mammals, protected species, found near water but adapting to urban habitats.
Eurasian Beavers: Once widespread, hunted for fur and castoreum; population recovery and reintroductions in Europe.
Mountain Hare: Montane vertebrate, brown in summer, white in winter, significant browsing species, prey for predators.
Marten family members are small-sized with thick fur, good climbers, adaptable to various environments.
Puffins are unique ocean birds found in Scotland, known for their colorful bills and swimming abilities.
Otters, once endangered, are thriving in Scotland with an estimated population of 8000, mainly coastal dwellers.
Red deer adapt to open slopes but prefer forest-moorland habitats, consuming a variety of plants.