Of the 18 species of bat found in the UK, 13 have been found in the Forest. Find out more about these fascinating Forest residents.
This protected species lives along the rivers, streams and ditches that run through the forest.
Not to be confused with rabbits, hares are most likely spotted along woodland edges and mown rides in the Forest during spring.
The common shrew has a distinctive long pointed nose and lives in hedgerows, woodland and grassland in the Forest.
Wood mice can be found throughout the woodland and rough grassland of the Forest, and are likely to be in your garden too.
A close relative of the weasel and otter, the stoat makes its home in woodlands and grasslands.
Hedgehog numbers continue to decline in the UK, but they can find a welcome sanctuary here in the Forest.