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Learn about the carnivore species in Minnesota and the surrounding states and provinces.

Carnivores are members of the mammal order Carnivora. The carnivore species in Minnesota range in size from the tiny least weasel to the black bear. Much is known about species like bobcat, fisher, marten, coyotes, and wolves. Less is known about the rarer species, such as the badger and the least weasel. Some species, such as the coyote, mink, black bear, and raccoon could be present throughout much of Minnesota, other species like Canada lynx are at the southern edge of their distribution.