The following represents a small sample of the hundreds of
thousands of species of wildlife found in Georgia. The term "wildlife"
refers to mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
(including insects) that live in the wild. It does not include
domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, and cattle which are closely tied
to humans for their existence.
Why are some species of wildlife included in this website, while
others are omitted? One reason is some of the animals are particularly
interesting or are endangered or threatened. Also, we tried to include
wildlife where government agencies or scientists had already produced
narrative descriptions or images.
However, this is a web site that will grow—both in terms of number
of entries as well as information in each entry. If there is a particular
species of wildlife not currently on this web page that you would like to
see included—or, if you have information and photographs of a particular
species of animal found in Georgia—please e-mail us.
Finally, if you are curious about a particular species of wildlife
not yet covered in this web site, try checking out the Georgia Wildlife
Web site of the Georgia Museum of Natural
History. You'll find a wealth of information in this