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 on this excellent resource.

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