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Red Squirrel Credit: Joe Everitt


Although there is not a wide range of different species present, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is still home to some national priority species. We are still fortunate that red squirrels are still present in woodlands in the north west of the dales, and two reintroduced populations of dormice are to be found in Wensleydale. Brown hares and hedgehogs are widespread but locally distributed, with nine species of bat found within the national park.

For more information on some of the priority species click on the links to Red Squirrels; Dormouse; Bats; and Other mammals of the Dales.

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