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Animals in Belgium
Since Belgium is such a small heavily industrialized country and a very densely populated country in northwest Europe, there are not a lot of wild animals found there.
Outside of pigeons, whatever wild-life that exists in the country can be found in the cattle, pig-raising and agricultural areas of this tiny country. Here, along with the European Stag Deer and wild rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and birds, can be found the Argus pheasant, the Marten, a small weasel-like animal and the Eurasian
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon that is on the endangered species list.
On a domestic animal level, Belgian farmers have developed two unique breeds of cow, the Belgian Blue, a beef cow and the Belgian Red, a dual-purpose milk and beef cow that is nearly exticnt. Belgian farmers have bred three distint breeds of bantam chickens and two large egg-laying breeds. In addition, Belgium is home to the five different breeds of Belgian Shephards, very similar to the German Shephard, along with the Griffon Bruxelles and Schipperle, both smaller dogs..
Throughout the years, Belgian farmers have been noted as great breeders of many different kinds of rabbits, including the Flemish Giant and the Belgian Hare, as well as the famous Belgian workhorses. Other animals and birds, unique to Belgium are the Pietrain pig, a lean pork meat pig and the Antwerp Smerle, a fancy breed of pigeon that was cross-bred to produce the Racing Home.
Over the last thirty years, the number of family farms in Belgium has decreased more than 80 % and in their place are large ecommercial farms, built around new techologies and new scientific developments. Despite this development, Belgium still raises its own barley,wheat and cereal crops and this cropland serves as feeding ground to whatever wildlife still exists in this country.
Future agricultural predictions for this country do not bode well for Belgium, the small country bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, France and Luxembourg. The Agricultural forecasts indicate that the trend for the disappearance of small family farms will continue into the future and may eventually border on extinction. This does not bode well for the wildlife.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Belgium.
Even-toed ungulates in Belgium
Wild boar
Elk
Roe deer
Carnivores in Belgium
Wild cat
Cross fox
Badger
Ermine
Common otter
European pine martin
European polecat
Brown bear
Least weasel
Common seal
Arctic wolf
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Belgium
Atlantic dolphin
Devil fish
Long-finned pilot whale
Euphrosyne dolphin
Grey dolphin
Atlantic white-sided dolphin
White-beaked dolphin
North atlantic beaked whale
North atlantic right whale
Common porpoise
Bats in Belgium
Common pipistrelle
Brown big-eared bat
Northern bat
Gray big-eared bat
Serotine
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Bechstein's bat
Brandt's bat
Pond bat
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Whiskered bat
Natterer's bat
Lesser noctule
Noctule
Western barbastelle
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Belgium
Brown hare
European rabbit
Rodents in Belgium
Garden dormouse
Eurasian red squirrel
Eurasian harvest mouse
Field vole
Common vole
European pine vole
Common dormouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Long-tailed field mouse
Eurasian beaver
Black-bellied hamster
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