Mammalia

Back to symbols

Native to India, introduced to Hawaii Island in 1883 (via Jamaica, where it was also introduced), then introduced to Maui, Molokai, and Oahu; none were introduced on the island of Kauai. Mongoose were imported by the sugar industry to control rats in cane fields. This infamous mistake was made without much knowledge about mongoose. Mongoose, which are active during the day, did not control the rats because the rats are primarily active at night

Herpestes javanicus (Small Asian Mongoose)

Native to India, introduced to Hawaii Island in 1883 (via Jamaica, where it was also introduced), then introduced to Maui, Molokai, and Oahu; none were introduced on the island of Kauai. Mongoose were imported by the sugar industry to control rats in cane fields. This infamous mistake was made without much knowledge about mongoose. Mongoose, which are active during the day, did not control the rats because the rats are primarily active at night

IAN Symbols

Herpestes javanicus (Small Asian Mongoose)

The Hawaiian Hoary Bat, known as ‘ope‘ape‘a in Hawai'i, has a heavy fur coat that is brown and gray, and ears tinged with white, giving it a frosted or

Lasirus cinereus semotus (Hawaiian Hoary Bat)

The Hawaiian Hoary Bat, known as ‘ope‘ape‘a in Hawai'i, has a heavy fur coat that is brown and gray, and ears tinged with white, giving it a frosted or "hoary" look. It is believed to be related to the North American hoary bat and it is the only native land mammal of Hawai‘i. ‘Ope‘ape‘a populations are believed to be threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, predation, and roost disturbance. Its decline may be primarily due to the reduction of tree cover in historic times

IAN Symbols

Lasirus cinereus semotus (Hawaiian Hoary Bat)

Request for symbols
    vecta.io BETA vecta.io BETA PNG JPG SVG DXF