* Threatened or Endangered

Fisher *

 : Martes pennanti

 : Mammal

 : North American forests

 : Wide variety of small to medium sized mammals and birds, and a variety of hard and soft mast such as beechnuts, acorns, apples and berries.

 : 3-15 lbs. and up to 25 in. long excluding the tail

 : The IUCN Red List has Fishers listed as Least Concern


These forest-dwelling animals are members of the weasel family. They have long and slim bodies with short legs and bushy tails. Despite their name, fishers do not eat fish and spend most of their time in forested areas hunting mammals. They are excellent climbers and can spin their feet 180 degrees to help climb head first down trees.