The current wildlife diversity at Bernheim exceeds that of any time in modern history. The woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands of the forest provide rich habitats for many different species.
While some animals, like white-tailed deer and wild turkey are examples of wildlife common to Kentucky, other lesser-known species, like tiny cricket frogs and striking assassin beetles also call Bernheim home. Nearly 50 species of mammals have been found at Bernheim, including a black bear.
While inventory is ongoing, please explore the following lists of species already cataloged at Bernheim.