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adik na a caribou, a reindeer

[
Rangifer tarandus
]

agongos na
  1. a chipmunk [Tamias striatus; Eutamias minimus]
  2. a Scandinavian

agongosens na [RL] a chipmunk

ajidamoo na a red squirrel

[
American red squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
]

akakojiishi na a woodchuck, a groundhog

[
Marmota monax
]

See also: akakojiish na

amik na a beaver

[
Castor canadensis
]

(verb of possession) odamikomi vai s/he has a beaver or beavers
apakwaanaajiinh na a bat

See also: bapakwaanaajiinh na

bapakwaanaajiinh na a bat

See also: apakwaanaajiinh na

bizhiw na a lynx

[
Lynx lynx
]

esiban na a raccoon

[
Procyon lotor
]

gaag na a porcupine

[
Erethizon dorsatum
]

gidagaa-bizhiw na a bobcat

[
Lynx rufus
]

gwiingwa'aage na a wolverine

[
Gulo gulo
]

ma'iingan na a wolf

[
timberwolf / gray wolf
Canis lupus
]

makwa na a bear

[
black bear
Ursus americana
]

(verb of pretending) makokaazo vai s/he pretends to be a bear (verb of being) makowi vai
  1. s/he is a bear, becomes a bear
  2. she comes of age, has her first menses
manidoo-waabooz na a cottontail rabbit

[
eastern cottontail
Sylvilagus floridanus
]

mashkode-bizhiki na a bison; a buffalo

[
American bison
Bison bison
]

memookiwidoo na a pocket gopher

[
plains pocket gopher
Geomys bursarius
]

misajidamoo na a grey squirrel; a fox squirrel

[
fox squirrel, grey squirrel
Sciurus spp.
]

misaabooz na a jack rabbit

[
white-tailed jack rabbit
Lepus townsendii
]

mishibizhii na
  1. a lion, a panther [mountain lion, Puma concolor]
  2. an underwater panther

See also: mishiibizhii na

mooz na a moose

[
Alces alces
]

nenaapaajinikesi na a mole

[
star-nosed mole
Condylura cristata
]

nigig na an otter

[
river otter
Lontra canadensis
]

ojiig na a fisher

[
Martes pennanti
]