Armenia a very small and mountain filled nation, is actually home to a great variety of animal life. Armenia is also known for being a location where most of the world's domesticated breeds originated from. The mouflon for example which resides in Armenia is actually the ancestor to the sheep. Some types of species which reside in Armenia are the Caspian tiger, Caucasian Bear, Persian Leopard, Pallas Cat, Sevan trout
Eastern Imperial Eagle just to name a few of the various species that reside in the Nation. Many of the species that are found in Armenia actually are in a decline at this point, many have even been declared to be endangered because of the amount of poaching that occurs in this part of the world. The Persian Leopard for example is an animal that because of the poaching aspect and other elements of the Nation is thought to be nearly extinct in the country. Less than ten of these creatures are still found to be surviving in Armenia. Another species which was at one point very prevalent but has now almost completely vanished is the Sevan Trout in lake Sevant. This species at one pointy populated the entire lake. The mouflon which was mentioned earlier as the direct ancestor of the sheep is also another animal that has been facing a very steep decline due to the excessive poaching and hunting of this particular species. What was once an animal found in extreme abundance is yet another species in the country of Armenia that if poaching habits are not curbed can eventually vanish.Despite its small land size Armenia also has very varied habitats for animals. One will find within the mountainous regions, forests, deserts, steppes, lakes, etc. These varied habitats are what helps provide the country of Armenia which such a rich and diverse amount of wildlife.