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Animals in Norway
Many species of animals live in Norway. Animal habitats in Norway include mountains, forests and water. Some of Norway's animals live in the Arctic Circle.

Norwegian animals living in the mountains include wild reindeer, stoats and lemmings. The reindeer live on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and in the adjacent mountains.

Stoats are also called short tailed weasels or
ermine
ermines. These small animals grow heavy fur in the winter to protect them from the cold. An adult stoat is about 10 inches long.

Norway lemming
Norway lemmings hibernate under the snow in the winter. The lemming population in Norway increases greatly every several years. Many of the lemmings die when the population reaches a very high level. The cycle then begins over again.

Norwegian Forest Cats, European Moose and squirrels live in the forests. The Norwegian Forest Cats are native to Norway. They may be descendants of shorthaired domestic cats brought to Norway by the Vikings. These cats have adapted to Norway's cold winters by growing thick coats.

The European Moose are native to Norway. They are also referred to as elks. These animals may weigh up to 1700 pounds.

Norwegian squirrels are red during the warmer months. Their fur turns grayish white during the winter.

minke whale
Minke whales are one of Norway's large marine animal species. They can weigh as much as six tons and can grow up to 10 feet long.

polar bear
Polar bears and arctic foxes live in the Arctic Circle. Polar bears can grow up to 10 feet tall and weigh as much as 1500 pounds. They are native to Norway.

The arctic foxes are also native to Norway. Their fur is white during the winter and changes to brown during the summer.

Norway's animals have been able to adapt to survive during cold winters.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Norway.
Even-toed ungulates in Norway
Caribou
Wild boar
European elk
Elk
Roe deer
Carnivores in Norway
Arctic wolf
Polar bear
Cross fox
Bearded seal
Badger
Ermine
Wolverine
Gray seal
European polecat
Brown bear
Common otter
Eurasian lynx
European pine martin
Least weasel
Arctic fox
Walrus
Common seal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Norway
Common porpoise
Blue whale
Common rorqual
False killer whale
Beluga
Atlantic dolphin
Long-finned pilot whale
Grey dolphin
Bottlehead
Atlantic white-sided dolphin
White-beaked dolphin
Bunch
North atlantic beaked whale
Bowhead whale
Killer whale
Common minke whale
Coalfish whale
Bats in Norway
Common pipistrelle
Western barbastelle
Brown big-eared bat
Particoloured bat
Northern bat
Whiskered bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Norway
European rabbit
Arctic hare
Rodents in Norway
Eurasian beaver
Eurasian red squirrel
Northern birch mouse
Norway lemming
Field vole
Root vole
Wood lemming
Yellow-necked field mouse
Long-tailed field mouse
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