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Animals in Germany
Germany is abundant in dense forestation throughout the country, providing natural habitation for a wide arrary of animal life. There are more forests in Germany than any other country west or south of Europe. Germany also possess a variety of mountain ranges, from the Alps to the Eifel and Hunsr'ck mountain ranges found in the Rhineland. The different mountain ranges add to the diversity of wildlife found in the country. Germany is home to many national parks, which help to preserve the wildlife and has assisted in reviving many animal populations that once faced extinction. Over 400 zoos and wildlife parks, the largest amount of any country, operate in Germany.

The most common wild animal in Germany is the red squirrel, found throughout all regions in the country. Also common throughout Germany are weasels, beavers, and badgers.

The majority of animals found in Germany are also found throughout all of Europe; however, there are a few freshwater species unique to Germany. Found only in Germany are four species of whitefish: Coregonus bavaricus, Coregonus hoferi, Coregonus lucinensis, and Coregonus fontanae.

Lakes and rivers in Germany are home to
Salmon
salmon and carp, which are the most common fish found in Germany. Other fish species found in Germany are perch, eel, and lamprey. Common water fowl include wild grey geese, mallard ducks, and grebes.

Gaming animals, such as roe deer and pheasant, are found in several parts of Germany. The Alpine region of Germany is home to game animals such as chamois and ibex. Unfortunately, frequent hunting has caused many of these animals to become endangered. Other game animals in Germany include
wild boar
wild boars and hare, which are present almost anywhere in the country.

Wolves, foxes, and
brown bear
brown bears, once on the verge of extinction, are increasing in population within Germany.
wild cat
Wild cats such as the Lynx, which are also endangered, are found in the Eifel, Hunsr'ck, and Harz mountain regions. Elk and grey wolves are typically found in eastern Germany. Gaming laws set after World War II has allowed for these animal populations to flourish without the threat of being hunted or trapped by humans.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Germany. Alpine ibex
Chamois
Wild boar
Elk
Carnivores in Germany
Wild cat
Common seal
Gray seal
Common otter
Eurasian lynx
European pine martin
Cross fox
Beech marten
Badger
Ermine
European mink
Least weasel
European polecat
Brown bear
Arctic wolf
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Germany
Atlantic dolphin
Killer whale
Long-finned pilot whale
Common porpoise
Grey dolphin
White-beaked dolphin
False killer whale
North atlantic beaked whale
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Common minke whale
North atlantic right whale
Bats in Germany
Greater mouse-eared bat
Whiskered bat
Natterer's bat
Giant noctule
Northern bat
Lesser noctule
Serotine
Noctule
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Brown big-eared bat
Gray big-eared bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
European free-tailed bat
Particoloured bat
Bechstein's bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Brandt's bat
Pond bat
Western barbastelle
Geoffroy's bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Germany
Arctic hare
Brown hare
European rabbit
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Germany
Rodents in Germany
Black-bellied hamster
Forest dormouse
Garden dormouse
Alpine marmot
Eurasian red squirrel
European ground squirrel
Eurasian harvest mouse
Field vole
Root vole
Bavarian pine vole
Common vole
European pine vole
Common dormouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Long-tailed field mouse
Eurasian beaver
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