The Czech Republic is home to an extremely wide variety of unique animals. One of the most loved and a fun animal is the European polecat
. This is a nocturnal animal and they eat mainly rodents which helps keep the rodent population down. These ferret like creatures have been known to breed with ferrets causing a ferret-polecat hybrid creature to come about. Another animal native to the Czech Republic is the most common bear, the brown bear
. Brown bears are very large and can be a little aggressive. Because of these facts brown bears are considered by many to a nuisance. Wild boar
is also in abundance in the Czech Republic. These ancestors of pigs can get up to 300 kilograms and are easily identified by their upper and lower tusks. One of the most prevalent animals in the Czech Republic is the bat. This country has over 20 species of this flying mammal. Some of the most common types of bats found here are the Northern bat
, Pond bat
, and the Brown and Grey big eared bat. One of the larger animals found in this country is the Elk and the European Elk. The Elk is also known as the Red Deer and the European Elk is also known as the Moose. The Moose is considered to be the largest deer in the world. It can stand 2-3 meters high. The red deer is also a very large animal weighing about 515 pounds.
The Czech Republic has cool summers and very cold and cloudy winters. These facts are the reason that the Czech Republics animal population is not that diverse. Animals that can survive the harsh winters can thrive here but animals that don't have that ability do not have a chance. The Czech Republic have some of the most elaborate cave systems in the world and this is why they have so many bat species calling this country home. They also have a variety of mountains forest, lakes, and wetlands. This explains its many rodents and why they do so well in this cold country. The Czech Republic is also home to Mount Senezka which is its highest point at 1600 meters high. This is also a key part of the cave systems.