Top 15 Wild Animals of The United States of America

The fauna of the United States of America includes species of mammals,reptiles,species of insects and birds. Continental United States and its surrounding islands and seas has most distinctive indigenous wildlife, including the gray wolf, American Black bear,White Tailed Deer and threatened lynx. Other known wild animals of America also includes North American river otter,American mink, Ocelot,Red Fox,American beaver,American badger and polar bear.

Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle is large bird of prey found in North America,near large bodies of open water. The bald eagle is the national bird and national animal of the United States of America and builds the largest nest of any North American bird.



Cougar is also called as mountain lion and Puma, is a large felid family member native to the Americas. Mountain Lion is an ambush predator and is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.

American Alligator


American Alligator is an endangered water animal, endemic to the southeastern United States. Alligators are apex predators,inhabits marshes,freshwater wetlands and swamps from Texas to North Carolina.

Grizzly Bear


Grizzly Bear is actually a subspecies of brown bear found in North America but the species is now found in Alaska. Grizzly bears are one of the species of bear found in America along with American black bear and brown bear.

American Bison


American Bison also called as American buffalo is one of the largest wild species of bovid in the world. The American bison is the national mammal of the United States and largest extant land animal in the Americas.



Moose is the largest extant species of the deer family in the world and known to wade into water to eat aquatic plants. The moose stands six feet tall from shoulders to feet and is the tallest mammal in North America



Elk is one of the largest species of the deer family and one of the largest land mammals in North America. The Rocky Mountain elk feeding on grasses, plants, leaves and bark,native to North America.



Wolverine is a powerful but dangerous wild animal and the largest members of the weasel family. The wolverine is the largest land-dwelling species,found primarily in remote area of US state of Alaska.



Coyote is smaller than the gray wolf,distribution and abundance throughout North America. The coyote is highly versatile and its diet consisting of animal meat,snakes, fish, rodents and birds.



Bobcat is the most abundant wildcat in the America and an adaptable predator. The bobcat inhabits wooded areas of forest,semidesert and urban edge of most of the continental United States.



Raccoon is a medium-sized mammal with extremely dexterous front paws,native to North America. The raccoon described as clever beasts,usually nocturnal and known for its sense of touch.

Gila Monster


Gila Monster is a species of highly venomous lizard and largest lizard in the United States of America. It is one of the only two known species of venomous lizard native to the United States.

Striped Skunk

Striped Skunk

Striped Skunks is native to the United States and Canada and one of the most recognizable animal of North America. The striped skunk is omnivore and inhabits a wide variety of habitats and second most harvested animal in the world.

Grey Wolf


Gray Wolf or western wolf is largest extant member of canid family, native to the wilderness and remote areas of North America. The gray wolf is larger and heavier than the coyote and one of the best known and well researched animal in the world.

Rattle Snake


American Rattlesnake is one of the highly venomous pit viper species known for its potent neurotoxic-hemotoxic venom. Mojave rattlesnake found in the deserts of the United States and considered as the world’s most venomous rattlesnake.

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