Vermont, situated in the northeastern United States, is a New England state that boast of diverse terrain and rich wildlife. Despite being the 6th smallest state in the US, Vermont is characterized by lush valleys, meadows, forests, and freshwater habitats. Over 70% of the state’s land is forested, while the Green Mountains run through its central region. It is hardly surprising that despite its small size, Vermin is home to hundreds of native animals.
The state also offers ample opportunities for taking a closer look at the wildlife it offers. The Green Mountain National Forest, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park are the most notable wildlife sanctuaries to attract animals-lovers.
List of Different Types of Animals Found in Vermont
Two ungulate species, the elk and caribou, and two predators, the wolverine and grey wolf, used to live in the state, but their population has been extirpated. Eastern cougars populations have also declined to the point where some believe they have been extirpated as well.
The state has one native rattlesnake, the deadly timber rattlesnake. Large and medium predators like the black bear and coyote are among the most dangerous animals. And then there are the ungulates like white-tailed deer and moose that can turn aggressive if provoked.