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Animals in Jordan
The country of Jordan offers a wide variety of animal life with their rich history preserved in ancient drawings. The national animal of Jordan is the
Arabian oryx
Arabian oryx, a large antelope with straight horns that actually became extinct in the 1920's in Jordan but was reintroduced on reserves in the Middle East and Jordan as well. In addition, Jordan features such animals as the
Ostrich
ostrich, the Asiatic jackal, the
striped hyena
striped hyena, the ibex, the Arabian gazelle, the leopard, the jackal, the wolf, the camel, the desert fox, the rabbit, and the sand rat. There is also a variety in types of habitats found in the country. It is considered a relatively dry country, ranging from 86 degrees in the summer to 55 degrees in the winter. Some areas are considered to be desert, there are mountainous regions, and fertile valleys which also include wetlands. One major concern in Jordan has been loss of habitat as the population expands, a problem found throughout the world. The people of Jordan are making concerted efforts to preserve the habitats and take care of thier wildlife by creating several reserves where animals can thrive and remain safe. The reserves include the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the Azraq Wetland Reserve, the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve, and the Mujib Nature Reserve. Each provides a a habitat that allows their animal life to be cherished. They also provide natives and tourists with the opportunity to observe the wildlife of Jordan, the wealth of species, and hope they will last for generations to come.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Jordan.
Even-toed ungulates in Jordan
Nubian ibex
Arabian oryx
Dorcas gazelle
Idmi
Goitered gazelle
Fallow deer
Carnivores in Jordan
Arctic wolf
African caracal
African lion
Leopard
Jungle cat
Sand cat
Wild cat
Striped hyaena
Common otter
Afghan fox
Cross fox
Badger
Egyptian mongoose
Honey badger
Least weasel
Cheetah
Asiatic jackal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Jordan
Grey dolphin
Bats in Jordan
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Botta's serotine
Kuhl's pipistrelle
Gray big-eared bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Greater mouse-tailed bat
European free-tailed bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Long-fingered bat
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Natterer's bat
Hyraxes in Jordan
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Jordan
Cape hare
Rodents in Jordan
Middle east blind mole rat
Gray dwarf hamster
Asian garden dormouse
Fat sand rat
Anderson's gerbil
Wagner's gerbil
Pygmy gerbil
Caucasian squirrel
Baluchistan gerbil
Bushy-tailed jird
Sundevall's jird
Libyan jird
Tristram's jird
Persian vole
Macedonian mouse
Cairo spiny mouse
Golden spiny mouse
Euphrates jerboa
Broad-toothed field mouse
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Jordan
Dugong
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