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
. 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.