Days are getting shorter, leaves are turning brown and temperatures are dropping – autumn’s here! To celebrate the arrival of this beautiful season, take a look at our favourite autumn animals...

Hedgehog

Fast fact: When hedgehogs are born, (there can be up to seven babies in a single litter!) their coat of spines are soft and short. Soon after birth, these spines become sharper and longer, offering protection from predators!

autumn animals hedgehogs

Barn owl

Fast fact: Barn owls do most of their hunting at night. Even when in complete darkness, these amazing birds are still able to detect the tiniest of prey, like voles, using their super-sensitive hearing!

autumn animals owl

Red squirrel

Fast fact: Red squirrels have a big, bushy tail which helps them to balance as they run along branches! Sadly, the number of red squirrels has plummeted since the introduction of grey squirrels from North America. Thankfully, there are lots of conservation projects that are working to increase their numbers.

autumn animals squirrel

Red Fox

Fast fact: Red foxes are highly adaptable, which explains why you can find them in so many different environments, from woodlands and mountains to deserts and cities! Their resourcefulness has earned red foxes a reputation for being clever and cunning.

autumn animals fox

Red deer

Fast fact: These rusty-red beasts are the UK’s largest land mammals, weighing up to a whopping 190 kilograms. Red deer are native to the UK – they’ve lived in Britain for over 11,000 years!

autumn animals stag

Grey wolf

Fast fact: Wolves are well-known for their spine-chilling howl, which they use to communicate with other wolves. Each wolf’s howl is unique, helping them to identify other members of their pack from their calls alone!

autumn animals wolf

Badger

Fast fact: Black-and-white-striped badgers are the UK’s biggest land predator. They are shy, solitary creatures but can be fierce if they feel threatened!

autumn animals badger

Dormouse

Fast fact: Dormice are expert climbers! Their long toes and sharp claws help them to cling to branches, helping them to avoid predators and forage for their favourite food – nuts and berries!

autumn animals dormouse

What’s YOUR favourite autumn animal? Leave a comment below and let us know…

Images © Getty Images. Words © Cordelia O. Rees-Davies.
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  • ack

    adorable

  • Jaguars4ever

    Foxes and wolves, I was especially surprised when i learned... They weigh only 3.6 pounds!..but all animals rule!

  • Jaguars4ever

    My favourite... WOLVES!

  • Sammy craig

    My favourite Autumn animal is a wolf .

  • Indriwolf

    There're so many cute little and big animals! CUTE!!!

  • BC

    Aww. My favorite animal is the cute badger. Animals count.

  • PheonixXwatcher

    My favorite was the wolf =-)

  • LP

    My fav autumn animal is a wolf. I love all animals. I like the photo gallery.

  • Subaat

    We have to share this world with the animals and plants. Also they are important to us.

  • CUTEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

  • Cerys

    I like the badgers very much.

  • Nk

    I would say I loooooove wolves♡

  • adeolu

    I love deer and dogs.

  • Kat19

    I love dogs and animals

  • Lili

    Mine would probably be a fox or a wolf they are beautiful creatures!

  • Merriam

    I LOOOVE WOLVES!

  • Izzy

    Love the images LOL My favourite is both wolf and squirrel

  • animal lover

    i really like .. every animal in the world

  • pop

    my fave is the wolf

  • rory

    i think the wolf is one of the best hunter

  • Mairi

    I loved all of them but my favorite was the hedgehog and the red sequel

  • Juju

    omg! I love all of them! My faves are: wolves and owls, the silent hunters and im getting a malamute dog it looks like a wolf!

  • Kaitlyn

    My favourite Autumn animal is all of them because I was born in Autumn and I am an Autumn person!!!

  • Kaitlyn

    my favourite Autumn animal is all of them because I am an Autumn person!!

  • Funkymonkey

    Defiantly the red squirrel because they look so cheeky and fun

  • charlieeee!!

    i like the wolves!!

  • Ilovedogs

    I love the wolf pics! They look happy!

  • Me I like cats

    I like them all

  • FOX THE FOX

    I LOVE ALL OF THEM ESPECIALLY THE FOXES,THE WOLF AND THE OWLS.I LOVE FOXES SO MUCH AND IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR HOW MUCH I LOVE FOXES I WOULD BE RICH!!!!!!!!

  • Diana dolphin

    Amazing!!!

  • Gigi2468

    My favourite autumn animal is a wolf because they are so cooperative, proud and magical! However i also like foxes and deer, squirrels, hedgehogs, ponies and owls are also adorable too!

  • balqis57

    so super cute

  • ani,

    i love the wolf and the hedgehogs and the squirrels also the fox i love so many animals i cant make up my mind

  • tilly123

    my favorite animals are horses and dogs

  • yisrael

    i love all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LeopardStars

    I like them ALL! Those animal kids are so cute and the adults are so nice!

  • Matillda

    I love hegdhogs they are sooo cute

  • Me9

    I like them all!

  • Animal Safety Team 2237w

    I love all of them especially the baby fox!

  • Animal Safety Team 2237w

    We love all of them especially the baby fox!

  • ProFox

    Just love foxes. I dont get foxes where I live though

  • NGkids

    Dormouse is the best for me #cute

  • Olivia_T

    I love the foxes and the owls. the owls are amazing, there heads spin round there body and they mostly hunt at night, Foxes, hunt and night and day. There Awesome Creatures! The fox is deadly, but cool!

  • jessc2005

    i like hedgehogs so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katie

    I like hedgehogs

  • Pippa

    foxes they are soooooooooo cute ( and i have a family of them living near my house )

  • katyh

    hedgehogs are so cute when they are hudling together redy for a nice long winter sleep

  • cella

    soo cute animals are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Red panda999

    Aww soooo cute

  • pretty2

    I love animals

  • tinydude11

    sooooooooooooo cute

  • Holly-Anne

    I love all autumn animals, espicially hedgehogs!!!

  • zoomaster

    cute

  • mutantspider11

    amazing pictures

  • sky

    i like this website is cool

  • Didi

    i heart the wolves

  • animalfan

    soooooooooooooooooooooo cuuuttteee

  • IAMAWESOME

    I love all the animals! Make sure the fox doesnt steal your chickens, but you shouldnt shoot it! #SAVETHEFOXES!

  • Break-free

    Foxes and Badgers, definitely!

  • ana08

    my favourite animal is a hedgehog.

  • Hugsfurpups

    My favs were pics #3, 13, and 14 of elk, pics 5 and 6 of the foxes, pics 7 and 8 of the horses, and finally pics 15 and 16 of the wolfs

  • dinosaur

    my favorite is the hedgehog

  • karategirl

    I love the wolves. they are my fave animals.

  • lucadee

    Red squirrel

  • seasand

    EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!

  • YellowElephant

    My favourite autumn animal is a red squirrel because they are extremely cute.

  • Ellie's /

    Love picture 2!

  • Didi

    My fave animal is the Wolf and Fox. I love canines.

  • balloonking123456789

    my favourite is a dormouse.

  • Rosa.

    My favourite animal is a red squirrel because it is rare and it is cute

  • EllieGB

    My favourite autumn animal is a hedgehog!

  • macers240

    I LOVE ANIMALS!!

  • macers240

    I loved the pics. I love animals

  • sim

    soo cute x

  • Gemma Sess

    I Love the pitcher.

  • El

    Its so cute and epic

  • ABC 123

    mine is the heghog number 1 there sooooo cute number 2 i live write near a field and once i was walking my puppy with my dad and i was just walking in the house and i saw a realy cute heghog just out side my house it was soooo cute and it looked soooo young !!!!! how lucky i was!!!!!

  • yolo

    I like the owl.

  • Roo123

    They are so cute I want one

  • Joe22

    Red sqirrrels used to be a commen sight but now it is decreasing

  • emma

    so cute he is adoreble

  • Heloise

    so cute!!

  • zues

    cool

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