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Maple Avenue Library: Wisconsin Mammals

Wisconsin Mammals - Mystery Animal Lessons

Mystery Animals of Wisconsin

Could you guess the names of any of these Wisconsin mammals down below?  If so, what do you really know about them?  
Students will learn in their library lessons fascinating facts about these animals by reading fiction and nonfiction books and magazine articles in Ranger Rick and National Geographic for Kids, utilizing our educational databases such as PebbleGO, Fact Cite, and World Book, viewing multimedia sources, and by examining actual animal pelts and hides.

Gray Squirrel

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Havahart Squirrel Facts
https://www.havahart.com/squirrel-facts
22 Things You May Not Know About Squirrels
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/happy-squirrel-appreciation-day
Eastern Gray Squirrel - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFQzaK3p_O0
Eastern Gray Squirrel Alarm Call - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhf72o0L8cw
Squirrel Facts Mini Documentary - Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFcV1DxN0oU
Nuts About Squirrels - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIHekYpkJO0

Porcupine

Red Fox

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Is the Fox a Cat or a Dog?
https://vocal.media/petlife/is-a-fox-a-cat-or-a-dog
Havahart - Red Fox

https://www.havahart.com/fox-facts
Red Fox Hilariously Pounces Headfirst Into Snow - Video (Excellent)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCqQYpM1hCA
Red Fox Vocalizations - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6NuhlibHsM
Friending a Fox - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH_kj3H9uHg
Friendly Baby Fox - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ6Tnn183Os
10 Exotic Pets - Fox and Skunk Mentioned - Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqK4qRK0nRA
Baby Fox - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jX1TYHiAmg

White-tailed Deer

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15 Surprising Facts About White-tailed Deer
https://banksoutdoors.com/15-surprising-facts-about-whitetail-deer/
White-tailed Deer Facts
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/w/white-tailed-deer/
Havahart White-tailed Deer
https://www.havahart.com/deer-facts
Terrific White-tiled Deer Facts - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4UjWTNeTdU
White-tailed Deer Antler Shed - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d2Cew1SAq4

Wisconsin Mammals

Coyote

River Otter

Bobcat

Ermine

Opossum

Raccoon

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Havahart Raccoon Facts
https://www.havahart.com/raccoon-facts
How To Evict Your Raccoon Roommates - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGlLh-4go6E
​Raccoon Demonstrates Problem Solving Skills - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5JFeTtSS3c
Raccoon's Secret Superpower - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bre19eDilZU
Animal Fact Files - Raccoons - Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zygaek_t_N0&list=PLuMQEDvCqRJgKb_USTYgXWCN-dpxH6Vlj&index=200

Woodchuck

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Havahart Groundhogs
https://www.havahart.com/groundhog-facts
Groundhogs as Pets
https://petponder.com/is-it-wise-to-keep-groundhogs-as-pets

Fun Facts About Groundhogs SciShow Kids - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfrq11bowOw
Stuff You May Not Know About Groundhogs - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIKWcYlFqNc
Groundhogs for Kids - Video (Excellent)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oLvkufoZzA
Happy Groundhog Day! - Video (Coyote Peterson)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SXd8v4PAD4
Groundhog Bites Mayor - Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZdIYAHtYNE
Groundhog Climbs Tree - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy1t5EHLjYA

Animal Tracks

Animal Track Identification Guide
https://www.greenbelly.co/pages/animal-tracks-identification-guide
How to Identify Tracks of 10 Most Common North American Species
https://www.outdoorlife.com/identify-common-animal-tracks/
Animal Track Identification Guide
https://www.wildliferemoval.com/animal-track-identification-guide/

EEK! Animal Tracks Tips
https://www.eekwi.org/animals/tracks
Mammal Tracks of Wisconsin
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/trap/documents/mtracks.pdf
Animal Track Patterns - SciShow Kids - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz02S-CizAU
​Tracking Animals in the Snow - Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBrrr-RUUaM
Everything About Animal Tracks - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18PfhzwW8Go