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Animals in Austria
Austria, officially known as the Republic of Austria, is a land-locked country in central Europe. Due to the presence of the great mountain range known as the Alps, Austria has a largely mountainous terrain. It also has four main regions of mixed, broadleaf, and conifer forests. Thanks to the mountains, hills, lakes, and forests, Austrians enjoy a temperate alpine climate.

A breeding ground for many of the world's most famous artists, architects, musicians, and politicians, Austria is also home to an amazingly diverse number of animals. Austrian wildlife is relative to country's hilly, forested environment. For example, various kinds of deer inhabit the country's hills and woodland. In fact, in terms of native fauna, deer are the most common animals seen in the region. Different varieties of deer live in different regions of the country. The most popular types of deer in Austria are red deer,
fallow deer
fallow deer, and roe deer.

The mountains are home to chamois, a goat-antelope species, and mouflon, a kind of wild sheep. The peaceful migrating ibex, a type of wild goat, also appear in abundance. These animals are known for their rock-climbing abilities and resilience to extreme winters. The
wild boar
wild boar, frequently hunted during the winter season, is one of Austria's most notorious animals.

Bird watching is extremely popular in Austria, especially in the national parks and forests. The country is home to colorful European bee-eaters, kingfishers, herons, and Austria's heaviest bird, the
Great Bustard
Great Bustard. Falcons, harrows, and vouchers are common birds of prey, and large populations of wild geese also inhabit the region. Of course, Austria is home to the
Black Eagle
Black Eagle, the national bird whose image appears on the nation's coat of arms.

The large lizard, grey snake, badgers, foxes, and bears are other notable animals that live in Austria's alpine terrain. And one of the most beautiful animals in all of Austria is the Lipizzaner. This shining white horse appears to come straight out of the pages of a fairy tale. Developed by Austria's House of Habsburg, one of the most important royal houses in Europe, this horse breed is named for its place of origin: Lipica (Lippiza), Italy.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Austria.
Even-toed ungulates in Austria
Chamois
Wild boar
European elk
Elk
Roe deer
Alpine ibex
Carnivores in Austria
Arctic wolf
Wild cat
Common otter
Eurasian lynx
European pine martin
Cross fox
Beech marten
Badger
Ermine
European polecat
Brown bear
European mink
Least weasel
Asiatic jackal
Bats in Austria
Natterer's bat
Lesser noctule
Noctule
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Northern bat
Brown big-eared bat
Serotine
Gray big-eared bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
European free-tailed bat
Bechstein's bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Brandt's bat
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Western barbastelle
Whiskered bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Austria
Arctic hare
Brown hare
European rabbit
Rodents in Austria
European snow vole
Black-bellied hamster
Forest dormouse
Garden dormouse
Eurasian red squirrel
Northern birch mouse
Southern birch mouse
Alpine marmot
European ground squirrel
Eurasian harvest mouse
Field vole
Root vole
Bavarian pine vole
Common vole
European pine vole
Alpine pine vole
Mound-building mouse
Common dormouse
Striped field mouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Ural field mouse
Alpine field mouse
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