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Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Southeastern Europe and borders the Adriatic Sea. Its mountainous terrain is home to the
brown bear
brown bear,
gray wolf
gray wolf, lynx and
golden jackal
golden jackal. Hoofed animal species, include
wild boar
wild boar, European red deer and roe deer. The five rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina are a natural habitat for a wide variety of plant species and aquatic animals, with the Phoxinellus pseudalepidotus, the minnow, being the only vertebrate that is unique to the country.

The aquatic habitats of the country are a natural attraction for several bird species. The larger bird species include the dalmation pelican, the
Common crane
common crane and, of the 19 stork species around the world, the white stork and the black stork occur in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Terns, gulls, hawks, eagles and several varieties of ducks are also notable to this area. Bosnia and Herzegovina's proximity to the Adriatic Sea also makes it home to a variety of sharks, including the great white.

The dense forests of Bosnia and Herzegovina are a natural habitat for several small mammals such as weasels, wild rabbits, squirrels, badgers and polecats. The insect population includes mosquitos, centipedes, beetles and the giant peacock moth, which is the largest moth in Europe. Bosnia and Herzegovina is also home to 41 species of endemic spiders.

With pastureland comprising nearly 25 percent of the land, farm animals are an important aspect of the animal population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The domestication and farming of sheep, cattle, pigs, horses and chickens is a relevant industry and contributes to the economics of the country.


Even-toed ungulates in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wild boar
Elk
Roe deer
Carnivores in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Beech marten
Arctic wolf
Badger
Ermine
European polecat
Wild cat
Brown bear
Common otter
Least weasel
Cross fox
Asiatic jackal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Atlantic dolphin
Grey dolphin
Bats in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bechstein's bat
Long-fingered bat
Geoffroy's bat
Giant noctule
Lesser noctule
Common pipistrelle
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Mehely's horseshoe bat
Western barbastelle
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brown hare
Rodents in Bosnia and Herzegovina
European snow vole
Balkan snow vole
Forest dormouse
Garden dormouse
Eurasian harvest mouse
Field vole
Thomas's pine vole
Common vole
European pine vole
Alpine pine vole
Mound-building mouse
Common dormouse
Lesser mole rat
Striped field mouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Broad-toothed field mouse
Long-tailed field mouse
Eurasian red squirrel
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