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
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.