Mammals in Bermuda
Bermuda's isolated location in the mid-Atlantic prevented the natural colonisation of the island by mammals. The only native mammals found on the islands are several species of North American migratory bats, which are found in very low numbers. Mammals such as rats, hogs, cats and dogs arrived in Bermuda from Europe with the first settlers. Many of these mammals, particularly rats, became invasive species which threaten the survival of many endangered Bermudian plants and animals.
The ocean around Bermuda is home to a number of species of marine mammals, of which the most commonly seen is the Humpback Whale.
Further reading available on whales in Bermuda in our library.
Also in Bermuda but not picture:
- Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)