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    The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is dedicated to helping all free-roaming animals, big, small, common or endangered. Take a closer look at some of the wildlife who share the North American landscape with us.

    • American Badger

      American Badger

      The American badgers have short, powerful legs, strong—yet sensitive—paws, and long claws. Learn more 

    • Beaver

      American Beaver

      Though beavers are cousins to mice and squirrels, they are North America's largest rodents, weighing 50 or more pounds. Learn more 

    • Bison on range

      American Bison

      At one time, the American bison could be found roaming North America from northern Canada to Mexico. These solemn looking animals were slaughtered almost to the point of extinction by early settlers. Learn more 

    • American dipper

      American Dipper

      American Dippers, unique aquatic songbirds, live almost solely on rushing, unpolluted waters and can be found in mountain, coastal, or even desert streams of the West. Learn more 

    • American Mink in burrow

      American Mink

      The American mink has been -- and continues to be -- exploited for its exceptionally beautiful and soft fur. But habitat loss is another significant threat to the American mink. Learn more 

    • pika eating grass

      American Pika

      The America Pika, a resident of the rocky mountain terrain in western North America, is a rodent-like mammal that is closely related to rabbits and hares. Learn more 

    • Bald eagle in flight

      Bald Eagle

      Particularly honored by Americans as our national bird, the bald eagle represents strength, beauty, and grace as it soars above both mountains and plains. Learn more 

    • Bat


      Bats are among the most misunderstood animals, yet they are vital to maintaining healthy ecosystems. Learn more 


      Black Bear

      Many assume that bears are exclusively meat eaters while, in fact, plant foods make up the bulk of their diet. Learn more 

    • Bobcat


      Bobcats have long been the target of hunters and trappers. The primary threat is loss of habitat. Learn more 

    • Common loon two

      Common Loon

      Many would agree with Henry David Thoreau that the call of loon is nature's "wildest sound," the essence of wildness itself. Learn more 

    • Snipe-in-swamp

      Common Snipe

      The common snipe's wings look long and pointed in flight like those of other wading birds, but its legs and neck are somewhat shorter, and its long, slender bill allows it to feed on small prey in the mud. Learn more 

    • Cougar in the snow


      The cougar once roamed across most of North America, but their territories are now limited to the western regions of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Learn more 

    • Coyote and pup


      Today, more humans have seen and heard coyotes as we move into their territories and they become more adaptable in exploring ours. Learn more 

    • Fox kits


      Foxes are the smallest wild members of the canine family, which includes companion dogs, coyotes and wolves. Learn more 

    • Golden Eagle

      Golden Eagle

      Impressive as fliers, hunters, nest builders, and parents, golden eagles are also North America’s largest predatory bird, with wingspans ranging from 73-86.5 inches. Learn more 

    • Gray fox

      Gray fox

      The gray fox can be recognized by its grizzled upper parts, strong neck and black-tipped tail. Learn more 

    • Wolf

      Gray Wolf

      The gray wolf was one of the first species protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1974. The species’ status has changed a few times over the years, and they still need our support. Learn more 

    • Great Blue Heron

      Great Blue Heron

      North America’s largest and most widespread heron, the Great Blue Heron can be found along the shores of fresh or salt water and in wetlands from Alaska and Canada to the Caribbean. Learn more 

    • Grizzly cub

      Grizzly Bear

      Dramatic gatherings of grizzly bears can be seen at prime Alaskan and Canadian fishing spots when the salmon run upstream for summer spawning. Learn more 

    • Red-tailed hawk


      Hawks are just one type of American raptors. They are classified into two groups: buteos and accipiters. All are impressive in different ways. Learn more 

    • Mare and foal in brush


      No one really knows for sure how many wild horses -- mustangs -- there are, but it is likely that fewer than 25,000 horses and 5,000 burros are left on 34 million acres of public land. Learn more 

    • Owl


      While most birds have around seven neck vertebrae, an owl has 14, allowing him to turn his head 180 degrees to the right or left to track sound quickly. Learn more 

    • Peregrine falcon in flight

      Peregrine Falcon

      Fast and strong, the peregrine falcon drops down on prey from high above in a spectacular stoop. Learn more 

    • Prairie Dog

      Prairie dogs are like a canary in the coal mine. If their population declines and dies, others will soon follow. The loss of prairie dogs has implications that go beyond just having a thriving prairie dog population. Learn more 

    • Rabbit

      Rabbits eat flowers and vegetable plants in spring and summer and the bark of fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs in fall and winter. Learn more 

    • Raccoon


      Raccoons have increased in number and expanded in distribution over the past century in most places, except on small, isolated islands. Learn more 

    • Flying Squirrel

      Southern Flying Squirrel

      The southern flying squirrel may be misnamed, but they are amazing -- gliding up to 250 feet, when launching from a height of about 60 feet, and making 90 degree turns mid-air -- but they are actually gliding, not flying. Learn more 

    • Spotted Salamander

      Spotted Salamander

      Each spotted salamander has a unique pattern of spots. Some only have a couple of spots, but most have two uneven rows of yellow-orange spots. Learn more 

    • Box Turtle

      Tortoise and turtle

      Turtles and tortoises roamed the earth with the dinosaurs, but they need our help to keep them around much longer. Learn more 

    • Turkey Vulture


      Vultures are often seem grim and foreboding. But these scavengers, who feed on dead animals, are very beneficial to us and other animals. Learn more 

    • Wolverine

      Wolverines need large isolated tracts of land to prosper, which is getting harder and harder to find as property development and recreational land use continues to spread. Learn more 

    • Woodchuck


      Strong and active, woodchucks can swim, climb trees, and dig amazing burrow systems, some as deep as five feet and as long as 30 feet, with multiple tunnels and chambers. Learn more 

    • Two Marmots

      Yellow-bellied Marmot

      Yellow-bellied marmots are related to woodchucks but they live in more remote areas of the western United States and southern Canada. Learn more 


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