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Mammals
37 species of mammals have been recording as living on and around Mt. Fuji including various species of importance such as the Japanese serow and even black bears.
Also, squirrels and foxes have been observed living between the foot of the mountain and the 5th climbing stations.
Birds
Approximately one-fourth of all species of birds confirmed living in Japan have been sighted around Mt. Fuji. Of which, about 100 species have the foot of Mt. Fuji as their normal breeding ground, and with the exception of grouses, almost all birds that can be found in the Chubu area can be found at Mt. Fuji.


Amphibians and Reptiles
Mt. Fuji has little surface stream water and on the Shizuoka Prefecture side are few but few lakes and marshes. As such, only a few species of amphibians and reptiles, such as the forest green treefrog have been sighted at Mt. Fuji.
Freshwater Fish
Trout found in the Kakita River are actually from the Kano River. Due to very little change in water temperature one would expect the trout to live there lives where they were born, however, trout can be observed passing their time in the lukewarm spring waters of the Kakita River.
Insects
The deciduous broad-leaved tree forest region between 700m and 1600m in altitude is the region of Mt. Fuji home to the most insects. Forest Rhopalocera such as the FUJIMIDORISHIJIMI, MESUAKAMIDORISHIJIMI, and HIMEKIMADARAHIKAGE can be found in the region and the sound of the KOEZO cicada resounds during the summer. Many rare grassland Rhopalocera such as the HIMESHIROCHOU, HIMESHIJIMI, ASAMASHIJIMI, GOMASHIJIMI, and URAGINHYOUMON can be found in parts of the grasslands of Asagiri Highlands, East Fuji and North Fuji. Furthermore, the KOTANUKI bog and Lake Tanuki are home to species of dragonfly including Lestidae and RURIBOSHIYANMA.
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