Biomes are areas of the world that contain the same climate as well similar plants and animals. If you were to travel to South Korea, you would find a climate that varies from warm to cool with a changing of the seasons. Surrounded by water, precipitation plays a big role in the weather, often times bringing monsoons. You will find a variety of forests, with vegetation ranging from deciduous trees to evergreen trees. In these forests, a variety of animals live and thrive.
South Korea is home to a wide variety of birds. The vulnerable baikal teal
, was once considered endangered and is making a comeback. You will also find tundra swans, yellow-remped flycatchers
, and crested ibis
. The grey-faced buzzard and the tiger shrike
are examples of birds that are indigenous to South Korea.
There are a large number of rodents in South Korea as well, like the red squirrels
and the siberian flying squirrels
. When it comes to rats or mice, the harvest mouse and the striped field mouse
are quite common. Korean hares
can also be found hopping around the forest.
20% of the mammals in South Korea are made up of bats. From the kobayashi bat to the brown long-eared bat, you will see these flying mammals gliding through the air.
There are 260 species of carnivorous mammals located in South Korea. You will find cats that are common like the leopards, panthers and tigers. You will also find common canines like the gray wolf
and the red fox
The 220 species of ungulates species are very important to the humans economically that live in South Korea. These include the red deer and the sika deer
as well as the boar.
In the waters surrounding South Korea, you will find a variety of mammals such as whales, porpoises, and dolphins. Specifically you will find the humpback
whale, sperm whale, and the gray whale
Even though many animals of South Korea have been on endangered species lists, Korean officials understand the importance and are making efforts to help preserve many of their wonderful animal species.