Ohio is home to some amazing species! Keep you eyes open for some of these animals when walking, hiking, and even relaxing in your own backyard. If you see them, enjoy the moment, take a picture, but do not disturb.
Wildlife should be left in the wild.
White-Tailed Deer - Odocoileus virginianus
Bobcat - Lynx rufus
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum
The Division Of Wildlife uses six categories to further define the status of selected Ohio Wildlife: endangered, threatened, species of concern, special interest, extirpated, and extinct.
Ohio's Endangered Mammals:
American Black Bear:
Ohio has a rich and varied history when following wildlife population trends. This fluctuation in population numbers correlates to habitat changes and loss over time.
The more we do to conserve valuable habitat, the more we do to protect the wildlife that shares the great state of Ohio with us.
Check out some great backyard conservation tips!