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Animals in Israel
Though Israel is part of the Middle East, it has one of the most diverse climates in the region. Therefore, the animals can vary from place to place. Most of the animals are concentrated on the east of Israel, by tropical zones. One of the original animals is a frog called 'Israel painted Frog' which is currently extinct. Another Israeli original animal would be the Be'er Sheva Fringe-fingered lizard, which, too, is critically endangered. The latter is part of the Lacertidae lizard family. One of the most popular animals in Israel is European Green Toad which is of Least Concern according to the conservation states of the Red List. As far as the sea animals are concerned, Israel has a unique fish which can only be found in Israel. It is called the Yarkon Bleak or Acanthobrama telavivensis . Unfortunately this fish is considered 'Extinct in the Wild.' Another fish found in Israel is Nemacheilus dori , which is considered 'Critically Endangered.' The last two fishes are ray-finned fishes. According to Israeli government's environment department, Israel currently has 2867 species, of which 253 species are non-native.
Israel is quite rich with its variety of fishes, which is about 1728. However, a good number of those animals are currently endangered.
One of Israel's popular animals, which is also found in the neighboring countries of Israel is the
Nubian ibex
Nubian Ibex. They mainly eat leaves and grass and live in the desert zones of Israel such as the Negev desert, located in southern Israel. It currently has the 'Vulnerable' status in the Red List.

Click here for a list of endangered animals in Israel.
Even-toed ungulates in Israel
Nubian ibex
Fallow deer
Roe deer
Arabian oryx
Dorcas gazelle
Carnivores in Israel
Afghan fox
Asiatic jackal
Mediterranean monk seal
Arctic wolf
Marbled polecat
Least weasel
African caracal
Egyptian mongoose
Honey badger
Jungle cat
Sand cat
Wild cat
Striped hyaena
Common otter
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Israel
Chinese white dolphin
Atlantic dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Bats in Israel
European free-tailed bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Trident bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Long-fingered bat
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Natterer's bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Kuhl's pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Gray big-eared bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Mehely's horseshoe bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Hyraxes in Israel
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Israel
Cape hare
Brown hare
Rodents in Israel
Persian vole
Mt hermon field mouse
Günther's vole
Broad-toothed field mouse
Macedonian mouse
European snow vole
Gray dwarf hamster
Forest dormouse
Middle east blind mole rat
Asian garden dormouse
Short-tailed bandicoot rat
Allenby's gerbil
Anderson's gerbil
Wagner's gerbil
Lesser egyptian gerbil
Fat sand rat
Pygmy gerbil
Baluchistan gerbil
Indian crested porcupine
Greater egyptian jerboa
Cairo spiny mouse
Sundevall's jird
Golden spiny mouse
Buxton's jird
Asia minor ground squirrel
Caucasian squirrel
Tristram's jird
Persian field mouse
Bushy-tailed jird
Brandt's hamster
Yellow-necked field mouse
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