Arkansas is home to some amazing animals! Over 100 species are found here and nowhere else in the world (endemic). Others are becoming rare and are found in only a few, protected places, such as natural areas. This page includes downloads with information and activity sheets about Arkansas animals and descriptions of animal programs available from our professional staff.
Animals Action (913 KB)
Arkansas Animals - A Story of Change (866 KB)
Arkansas Animal ABCs—this programs goes through the alphabet with brief descriptions of native Arkansas animals for each letter.
Brought to You by the Letter “E” - using words that begin with the letter “e”, this program uses Arkansas-specific animal examples to define the conservation concepts endemic, endangered, extirpated, and extinct.
Bat (Myotis sodalis)
Bat - Anatomy Handout (305 KB)
Bat - Coloring Page (632 KB)
Bat - Connect the Dots (199 KB)
Bat - Word Search (37 KB)
Bat - Ozark Big-Eared Bat Mask (1636 KB)
Bats—Arkansas’s Most Endangered Mammal—this program explores the natural history of bats, including unusual adaptations of bats around the world, and focuses on the work to protect the three endangered bat species of Arkansas.
Bats at the Library—a special bat program developed for libraries that uses the illustrations and text for the book Bats at the Library by Brian Lies to introduce the natural history information on bats.
Arkansas Tarantula Info Sheet (302 KB)
Tarantulas - Anatomy (labeled) (158 KB)
Tarantulas - Anatomy (unlabeled) (4216 KB)
Tarantulas - Burrow Coloring Sheet (3927 KB)
Tarantula Maze (110 KB)
How Did Tarantulas Get Their Name? (178 KB)
Tarantula Crossword (96 KB)
Tarantula Taxonomy and Distribution (178 KB)
More Resources for Tarantula Info (150 KB)
Tarantula Survey Results (5312 KB)
Woodpeckers (Picoides borealis)
WP - Maze (66 KB)
WP - Word Search (40 KB)
Woodpeckers of Arkansas—an overview program of the nine different species of woodpeckers native to Arkansas, including exciting information about recovery work being done on Arkansas natural areas for the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker.