Croatia is located in South Eastern Europe, and is home to many lakes that are famous for their bright colors due to the mineral deposits within the lakes. This country has an extremely diverse terrain, including wooded mountains, plains, rolling hills, lakes, and a very rocky coastline. This provides for a wide variety of wildlife that call Croatia home.
One of the most beautiful animals that call the country home is the wolf. In recent years their numbers dramatically decreased. There are many reasons for their unfortunate decrease. Most of these reasons are human related and maybe the number one reason is the simple fact that wolfs has long had a bad reputation which has led to their slaughter. In recent years the wolf has been protected by Croatian law which is helping to bring the creature back from the verge of extinction. Another unique animal that is native to Croatia is the Grey Dolphin. This wonderful and much loved animal is found on the coastline of Croatia. Grey Dolphins live in groups and can vary in numbers living in each group starting at about 3 up to around 50. This specific species of dolphins tend stay away from boats but some of the juvenile grey dolphins can be seen swimming along side. Maybe the most unique and beautiful creature living in Croatia is the Eurasian Lynx
. This is the largest cat that can be found in Europe measuring around 110 CM and reaching 38 kg. This fantastic cat is getting close to being put on the threatened species list and figures to do so in the coming years. The Golden Jackal
or Asiatic Jackal can be found in the plains of Croatia. These scavengers are often seen cleaning up after a larger animals kill. The Golden Jackal can almost always be found in pairs and live, hunt, and scavenge with their mate. They are sometimes hunted for there furs but remain in abundance.