Regional Wildlife in the United States

The United States is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, with diverse climate zones and habitats that support a diverse array of species. From the snowy tundra of Alaska to the subtropical climate of Florida, the United States has a range of ecosystems that support a diverse array of species.

In the colder regions of the country, such as the northern states and Alaska, wildlife includes species such as moose, caribou, wolves, and polar bears. The central and eastern states are home to a variety of deciduous forests, which support species such as white-tailed deer, black bears, and beavers. The western states, particularly those in the Mountain West, are home to a variety of species adapted to life in high altitudes, including bighorn sheep, elk, and mountain lions.

The U.S. is also home to a variety of marine life, including whales, seals, and a variety of fish species. In the southern states, particularly Florida, there is a diverse array of species that are adapted to life in subtropical and tropical climates, including alligators, manatees, and a variety of bird species.

We have wide range of habitats and ecosystems that support a variety of species. The country’s varied climate zones and topography contribute to the diversity of its wildlife, with different species found in different regions of the country.

Regional wildlife by U.S. state

Each state in the United States has a unique ecology, shaped by its climate, topography, and natural resources. Click any state below to see some animal lists that reside in that state.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Wildlife in Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

All regional wildlife in the United States