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Animals in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is a small country in southeast Europe, and is home to a variety of species due to its climate and geography. The
brown bear
brown bear and jackal are the prime mammals here, but there are several groups of smaller animals that exist as well.

The Eastern Imperial Eagle is a massive eagle with a length of 28 to 33 inches, a wingspan of about six to seven feet, and weighs anywhere from a little over five pounds up to ten pounds. The Eastern Imperial Eagle population was starting to diminish before 2000, but since then, the population has grown to about 27 breeding pairs. It once nested in the mountains of Bulgaria, but nowadays, the eagle can be found in the southeastern part of the country in the hilly and lowland habitats.

The Eurasion Lynx is a medium-sized cat, and the largest of the lynx species. Its length ranges from 31 to 51 inches, and it stands about 28 inches at the shoulder. Males generally weigh about 40 to 66 pounds, and females weigh around 40 pounds. Depending on its location, the lynx will live either in a rugged, forested setting, or high in the mountains most of the year. It will follow its prey down to the lowlands in the winter to avoid deep snow. Like the Eastern Imperial Eagle, the lynx's population is growing.

A semi-aquatic species of the Mustelid, the
European mink
European Mink is considered to be in extinction due to a continuous reduction in numbers due to agricultural development, the decline of crayfish, and disease. Male minks are about 14 to 17 inches in length, females around 13-16 inches. The tails for both males and females are five to seven inches long. Even though it is similar to the
American mink
American Mink, the European Mink is actually closely related to the
European polecat
European polecat and kolonok and prefers to live near forest streams that are unlikely to freeze in the winter.

Bulgaria also has a large population of horses, birds,
wild boar
wild boars, and wolves.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Bulgaria.
Even-toed ungulates in Bulgaria
Roe deer
Chamois
Wild boar
Elk
Carnivores in Bulgaria
Brown bear
Arctic wolf
Wild cat
Common otter
Eurasian lynx
European pine martin
Mediterranean monk seal
Cross fox
Beech marten
European mink
Badger
Least weasel
Ermine
Steppe polecat
Marbled polecat
European polecat
Asiatic jackal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Bulgaria
Atlantic dolphin
Common porpoise
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Bats in Bulgaria
Natterer's bat
Giant noctule
Lesser noctule
Noctule
Northern bat
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Serotine
Brown big-eared bat
Gray big-eared bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Mehely's horseshoe bat
European free-tailed bat
Particoloured bat
Bechstein's bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Brandt's bat
Long-fingered bat
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Western barbastelle
Whiskered bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Bulgaria
Brown hare
European rabbit
Rodents in Bulgaria
Lesser mole rat
European snow vole
Gray dwarf hamster
Black-bellied hamster
Forest dormouse
Romanian hamster
Eurasian harvest mouse
G√ľnther's vole
Eurasian red squirrel
Common vole
Southern birch mouse
European pine vole
European ground squirrel
Macedonian mouse
Mound-building mouse
Common dormouse
Mouse-tailed dormouse
Striped field mouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Long-tailed field mouse
Ural field mouse
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