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Animals in Spain
In Spain, you'll find many different wildlife species including
wild cat
wild cats,
ermine
ermines, elk, boar, deer,
brown bear
brown bear, otters, and seals. Each species lives in their special habitat and some can easily be found while others are elusive.

Spain has a wide variety of wildlife habitat as the country has both woodlands, forests, and seashore. This vast difference in habitat allows for many different types of animals

One very special animal that is native to Spain and on the Critically Endangered list is the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) also known as the
Spanish lynx
Spanish Lynx. Less than 100 remain in Spain today. They hunt at night looking for rabbit, rodents, and birds and are rarely seen.

In the forests of Spain it's very common to see
wild boar
wild boar, Roe deer, and elk (also called Red Deer or Wapiti). These animals can usually be seen grazing at dusk or dawn, although catching a glimpse of one at midday is not unusual. Sightings of the Cross fox, brown bear, Arctic wolf, European polecat, and badger are less common. All these animals enjoy the woodland habitat in Spain.

Like most countries, Spain has its share of rodents. Squirrels, mice, rabbits, and hares are the more common rodents that you're likely to see.

Along Spain's coastline there's a variety of marine life such as seals, otters, whales, and dolphins that can easily be spotted. Watching a group of seals basking along the shoreline is quite common. The rivers are where you'll find the otters although some are found where sea water meets the river.

The diverse habitat in Spain allows for excellent wildlife viewing and will not disappont travelers to this grand country.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Spain. Wild boar
Elk
Roe deer
Southern chamois
Carnivores in Spain
Cross fox
European mink
Arctic wolf
Least weasel
Beech marten
Badger
Ermine
Wild cat
Egyptian mongoose
European polecat
Brown bear
Common genet
Common seal
Common otter
Eurasian lynx
Iberian lynx
European pine martin
Mediterranean monk seal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Spain
Euphrosyne dolphin
Common rorqual
Cuvier's beaked whale
Atlantic dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Long-finned pilot whale
Grey dolphin
Pygmy sperm whale
Atlantic white-sided dolphin
North atlantic right whale
Killer whale
Common porpoise
North atlantic beaked whale
Blainville's beaked whale
Gervais' beaked whale
True's beaked whale
False killer whale
Common minke whale
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Coalfish whale
Rough-toothed dolphin
Blue whale
Bats in Spain
European free-tailed bat
Western barbastelle
Bechstein's bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Brandt's bat
Long-fingered bat
Serotine
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Whiskered bat
Natterer's bat
Giant noctule
Lesser noctule
Noctule
Kuhl's pipistrelle
Madeira pipistrelle
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Brown big-eared bat
Gray big-eared bat
Canary big-eared bat
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Mehely's horseshoe bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Spain
Brown hare
European rabbit
Broom hare
Rodents in Spain
Algerian mouse
European snow vole
Garden dormouse
Gerbe's vole
Eurasian harvest mouse
Cabrera's vole
Field vole
Yellow-necked field mouse
Common vole
Long-tailed field mouse
Mediterranean pine vole
Southern water vole
Lusitanian pine vole
Eurasian red squirrel
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