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Animals in Romania
Romania is a country with a vast amount of unspoiled habitats and is almost completely enclosed by mountains. The Carpathian's barricade it on the north and east. The Transylvanian Alps are to the south and continue south to the Danube gorge as the Banat Mountains. The Bihor Mountains are west of the basin. The rest of Romania is predominately lowlands, with swamps, large saline lagoons, and many small freshwater mountain lakes. Romania has an ample amount of wild animal life; its fauna consists of 33,792 animal species. Many species that are disappearing or have disappeared entirely in other parts of the world still flourish in Romania. One such species is the house sparrow which is currently considered to be endangered in Britain. Larger animals such as
wild boar
wild boar, wolf, lynx, fox, bear, roe deer, chamois, and goat are primarily found in the Carpathian Mountains. Romania boasts the largest
brown bear
brown bear population in Europe at 40%. The country is also home to 30% of Europe's wolves. Typical animals in the plains are the hare, squirrel, polecat, and badger. In the Danube Delta region, now partly a nature preserve, many species of birds can be found as it is a resting point for migratory birds. About 3,600 feral horses live in the Danube Delta as well as 2,000 in the Letea nature reserve. Romania's feral horses are one of the largest population of wild horses living freely on the European continent. Pike,
Sturgeon
sturgeon,
Flounder
flounder, carp,
Salmon
salmon, herring, eel and perch are among the species of fish found offshore and in the rivers. With its abundant wildlife and diverse habitats, Romania is a popular destination for wildlife tours.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Romania.
Even-toed ungulates in Romania
European elk
Elk
Roe deer
Chamois
Wild boar
Carnivores in Romania
European polecat
Wild cat
Common otter
Eurasian lynx
European pine martin
Mediterranean monk seal
Cross fox
Beech marten
European mink
Badger
Least weasel
Ermine
Steppe polecat
Marbled polecat
Brown bear
Arctic wolf
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Romania
Atlantic dolphin
Common porpoise
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Bats in Romania
Natterer's bat
Giant noctule
Lesser noctule
Noctule
Northern bat
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Serotine
Brown big-eared bat
Gray big-eared bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Mehely's horseshoe bat
Bechstein's bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Brandt's bat
Long-fingered bat
Geoffroy's bat
Western barbastelle
Greater mouse-eared bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Romania
Brown hare
European rabbit
Rodents in Romania
European snow vole
Lesser mole rat
Gray dwarf hamster
Black-bellied hamster
Forest dormouse
Garden dormouse
Alpine marmot
Romanian hamster
Eurasian harvest mouse
Eurasian red squirrel
Field vole
Northern birch mouse
Tatra vole
Southern birch mouse
Common vole
Balkan mole rat
European pine vole
European ground squirrel
Speckled ground squirrel
Mound-building mouse
Common dormouse
Striped field mouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Long-tailed field mouse
Ural field mouse
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