Our woodland animal prints capture nature’s finest moments, from mischievous foxes to gentle bears. Perfect for decor or commercial projects.
Step into the heart of an enchanting forest, where nature’s most majestic creatures reside. This curated collection of vintage woodland natural history illustrations is available for digital download.
These high-quality art prints highlight beloved animals of the forests, from the playful baby fox to the gentle baby bear and the ever-curious baby rabbit.
These versatile prints aren’t just for home decor, personal use and art reference. They’re in the Public Domain and apt for commercial use.
So, whether you want to enhance your home or add a dash of nature to your commercial endeavours, our vintage woodland animal prints are perfect. Dive into our collection and let the spirit of the forest adorn your spaces.
How To Download The Animal Prints
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These creatures from the enchanting forest would make great wall art for your home.
Prints 1-4 Squirrels & Chipmunks
A cute little squirrel from “The Quadrupeds of North America” by John James Audubon and Rev. John Bachman.
Grey squirrels are medium-sized rodents that frequent parks, gardens, and woodlands. Their bushy tails and predominantly grey fur mark them easily, and they showcase agility as they climb trees and bury nuts for future meals.
Originally from North America, people have introduced them to certain European regions, where they often surpass native red squirrels in competition for resources.
Their adaptable and bold characteristics frequently drive them to engage with humans, particularly in cities.
Chipmunks are tiny, striped rodents primarily found in North America. These nimble creatures have cheek pouches that they use to store food, which they’ll later bury for consumption during colder months.
Often seen scampering around woodland areas, gardens, and parks, chipmunks are most active during the daytime.
Their distinctive markings and lively antics make them among the most recognizable and endearing animals in the rodent family.
Prints 5-10 Groundhogs, Rabbits & Hares
A groundhog, also called a woodchuck, counts as a woodland animal. People often spot groundhogs in North American woodlands, open fields, and grassy areas.
Groundhogs have earned recognition for their penchant for burrowing.
Many people link them with the annual Groundhog Day tradition, where popular folklore claims that a groundhog’s behaviour upon leaving its burrow can foretell the onset of spring.
This print is from the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam.
An 1874 illustration of a woodchuck from the Library of Congress.
Townsend’s Rocky Mountain Hare, scientifically known as Lepus townsendii, is commonly referred to as the white-tailed jackrabbit. It’s a species of hare found in the western North America, especially in the Rocky Mountains, hence the name.
The print is from “The Quadrupeds of North America” by John James Audubon and Rev. John Bachman. This is an extensive work on mammals of North America, with illustrations by Audubon, who is more famously known for his work on birds.
Painting by Ludwig Beckmann Feldhase 1902.
A beautiful watercolour painting of a young hare from 1502 by Albrecht Dürer.
A family of European rabbits, including baby animals. From the “Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London” (1848-1860).
You’ll find more prints of bunnies in this collection of rabbit and Easter bunny pictures.
Prints 11-14 Badgers Hedgehogs & Boars
Another woodland animal print from the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.
The hog badger is a distinctive mammal found primarily in Southeast Asia. Characterized by its broad head, pig-like snout, and striking white facial markings, it mainly forages on the ground for insects, worms, and small animals.
The hog badger’s unique appearance and nocturnal habits make it a lesser-known yet fascinating species of the badger family.
This woodland mammal print is from the book “Histoire naturelle des mammifères” by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Etienne and Cuvier, Frédéric.
he wild boar is the wild ancestor of domestic pigs, characterized by its robust build, short legs, bristly fur, and sharp tusks. Native to parts of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, they’ve adapted to diverse habitats from forests to swamps.
Primarily nocturnal, these boars are omnivorous, consuming roots, fruits, and small animals. They live in social groups called ‘sounders’ and are known for their striped piglets.
Hedgehogs are small, nocturnal mammals distinguished by their unique spiky protective covering made of keratin quills. Commonly found across Europe, Asia, and Africa, they are often seen curled into a tight ball when threatened, using their spines as a defense against predators.
With a diet primarily consisting of insects, worms, and snails, hedgehogs play a beneficial role in gardens by controlling pest populations.
Their endearing appearance and gentle nature have made them popular in the wild and as domesticated pets in various cultures.
A beautiful watercolour painting by Hans Hoffmann, A Hedgehog (before 1584). From the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Prints 15-17 Bears
The brown bear, one of the largest living land predators, is known for its robust build, dense fur that varies from shades of blonde to brown or black, and a diet that includes both plants and animals.
Distributed across North America, United States, Europe, and Asia, brown bears occupy a range of habitats from forests to mountains, and their behaviour and diet can vary significantly based on their environment.
Renowned for their intelligence and strength, they play a vital role in their ecosystems and symbolise the wild in many cultures.
The soft charming cuteness of these bear prints would make stunning decor for a child’s room.
Woodland animal print by John James Audubon from the “The Quadrupeds of North America“.
The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is North America’s most common bear, found in forests and swamps from Canada to Mexico. While typically black, their fur can vary to brown or blonde.
They’re omnivores, feasting on berries, plants, and small animals. Agile climbers and swimmers, these bears symbolize American wilderness, underscoring the importance of conservation as human habitats expand.
Prints 18-21 Deer & Moose
A woodland print of sweet deer from “Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall“. The book details the extensive zoological collection of the 13th Earl of Derby, Edward Smith-Stanley, at his ancestral home near Liverpool.
This work features detailed illustrations of exotic animals and birds drawn from life by prominent artists of the 19th century.
You’ll find more of nature’s majestic animals in this collection of vintage reindeer prints.
A chart of various deer species from the Edinburgh journal of natural history and of the physical sciences (1839).
The moose is the largest deer species, inhabiting forests in North America, Northern Europe, and Asia. Recognizable by their large, flat antlers and unique snout, they are adept in wetlands, often feeding on aquatic plants.
Despite their size, moose are agile, capable of running swiftly and swimming well. While generally solitary, they can be unpredictable, especially during mating season or when a mother is with her calf.
The woodland animal print is from the book “The Deer of all Lands” by Lydekker, Richard (1898).
Prints 22-25 Racoons & Foxes
Another woodland animal illustration from the “Histoire naturelle des mammifères”.
Raccoons are nocturnal mammals known for their distinctive black “mask” across their eyes and ringed tails. Native to North America, they’ve adapted remarkably well to urban environments, often being spotted rummaging through trash cans in search of food.
Intelligent and curious, raccoons have nimble hands that they use adeptly for various tasks, including opening containers and catching prey. While often viewed as cute and mischievous, they are wild animals and can be quite protective when threatened.
The red fox, recognized by its fiery coat and bushy tail, is the largest of the true foxes and boasts a wide distribution across the Northern Hemisphere.
Adaptable and cunning, they thrive in diverse habitats, from urban sprawls to wild countryside. With their keen senses and nocturnal habits, red foxes are skilled hunters, often feeding on small mammals, birds, and even fruits.
Their iconic appearance and sly demeanour have earned them a prominent place in folklore and popular culture.
More woodland animal prints from the “Histoire naturelle des mammifères“.
Prints 26-28 Owls & Woodpeckers
No collection of vintage woodland animal illustrations is complete without a wise grey owl. This print is from the famous Birds of America by John James Audubon.
Also known as the Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), it is among the largest owl species globally. It boasts striking orange eyes, prominent ear tufts, and a wingspan that can exceed two meters.
Predominantly a hunter of small mammals and birds, its deep hooting echoes in mountainous and forested habitats.
Revered in many cultures, this owl symbolises wisdom and captivates bird enthusiasts worldwide.
Check out the collection of vintage owl illustrations.
A pair of Snowy Owls from “Birds Of America“.
Woodpeckers are iconic birds recognized for their tree-pecking habits, used to find insects and create nests. With sharp beaks and specialized feet, they expertly cling to trunks, displaying vivid patterns of black, white, and often red.
Their pecking controls insect populations and provides nesting sites for other wildlife in woodlands globally.
Other Vintage Animal Prints
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