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Animals in Switzerland
Switzerland is a country of beautiful mountains, but it can get very cold and makes it hard for some animals to survive. But there are some very special types that do survive in this mountainous area. The Chamois and the Ibex are two of the animals that live there. They both are types of goats. The Chamois is special to people in Switzerland because they can eat the meat, and use the hide for leather, and then they also use the mane that runs down their back to decorate their hats and clothes with. This animal has horns curved at the end and white stripes down the face, and a mane down its back and it is about four feet and a half tall and weighs about 110 pounds. The Ibex is also special to Switzerland because they believe it can help cure different diseases. The Ibex is able to climb the mountains easily due to the kind of hooves they have. This animal is like a
mountain goat
mountain goat. The Ibex is about twice the size in weight as the Chamois. Another animal that is part of Switzerland is the Marmot. This is a small furry animal like our squirrel. They store food before the winter sets in and then they hibernate to survive the extremely cold winters. They also have to be careful of being eaten by other animals, such as the snakes, birds, and foxes. All the animals have had to adapt to their surroundings by conserving their energy in the harsh winters by only going out and moving around to find food. In the winter the food becomes harder to find, and the snow makes it more difficult for some animals to move around to look for the food. The animals that live in Switzerland are there because they are the type of animals that can survive in this type of habitat.


Even-toed ungulates in Switzerland
Chamois
Wild boar
Elk
Roe deer
Alpine ibex
Carnivores in Switzerland
Cross fox
Wild cat
Beech marten
Badger
Common otter
Ermine
Eurasian lynx
European pine martin
European polecat
Brown bear
Least weasel
Arctic wolf
Bats in Switzerland
European free-tailed bat
Northern bat
Bechstein's bat
Lesser mouse-eared bat
Brandt's bat
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Natterer's bat
Giant noctule
Lesser noctule
Noctule
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Brown big-eared bat
Gray big-eared bat
Western barbastelle
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Switzerland
Arctic hare
Brown hare
Rodents in Switzerland
Eurasian red squirrel
Forest dormouse
Garden dormouse
Alpine marmot
Eurasian harvest mouse
Field vole
Common vole
European pine vole
Alpine pine vole
Common dormouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Long-tailed field mouse
Alpine field mouse
European snow vole
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