Animals in Vermont

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.

Animals in Vermont (VT)

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.





  • Brook Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Landlocked Atlantic Salmon
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Yellow Perch
  • White Perch
  • Rock Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Black Crappie
  • White Crappie
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Yellow Bullhead
  • Lake Chub
  • Longnose Dace
  • Redfin Pickerel
  • Common Shiner

Insects and Invertebrates

  • Monarch Butterfly
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Cabbage White Butterfly
  • Honey Bee
  • Common Eastern Bumblebee
  • Seven-Spotted Ladybug
  • Mosquito
  • Common Green Darner
  • Eastern Forktail Damselfly
  • Luna Moth
  • Cecropia Moth
  • Common Eastern Firefly
  • Red-Legged Grasshopper
  • Common True Katydid
  • Eastern Carpenter Ant
  • Odorous House Ant
  • Eastern Hercules Beetle
  • Woolly Bear Caterpillar
  • Dog-Day Cicada
  • Field Cricket
  • Carolina Mantis
  • Orb-weaver Spiders
  • Wolf Spiders
  • Bold Jumping Spider
Vermont State Animals

State Animals of Vermont

State BirdHermit Thrush
State AmphibianNorthern Leopard Frog
State ButterflyMonarch Butterfly


What are the most dangerous animals in Vermont?

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.

Are there any endangered animals living in Vermont?

Fowler’s toad, timber rattlesnake, spiny softshell turtle, little brown bat, spruce grouse, and common tern are 6 of Vermont’s 37 animals and birds considered threatened or endangered.

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