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Animals in Tunisia
Tunisia's Mediterranean semi-arid climate contributes to the perfect temperate habitat for animal species in the North, and arid, desert like conditions in the Saharan region of the country's southern hemisphere.

Due to the range of its ecological attributes, Tunisia is host to a rich classification of insects and animals living in terrestrial geography, waterways and atmosphere. The Northern menagerie is comprised of a number of mammal species such as camels,
coyote
coyotes, feral
water buffalo
water buffalo, gazelle, jackals and
wild boar
wild boar.

In the Saharan South, over 30 reptiles and snake species like the horned viper and scorpions permeate the landscape. Giant Hermann's tortoise are far larger than the smaller freshwater tortoise pond terrapins seen elsewhere in Tunisia.

Small mammals also eek out subsistence: dormouse,
fennec
fennec fox, gerbil, jerboa, large-eyed sand rats, lynx, red squirrels and polecats. Brown-necked ravens, coursers, desert warblers,
Desert Sparrow
desert sparrows, houbara bustard, larks and sandgrouse fly across the barren sky at sunup and sundown.

While fewer than in the Atlas Mountains of the Moroccan Maghreb, Mouflen, or wild sheep cross the rugged terrain of the mountainous region. The call of the southern grey shrikes and moussier's redstarts overhead offers a bird's eye view.

The marshland regions of Tunisia are resplendent with aviary species. Audouin's gulls, black-necked grebes, caspian, egrets, gull-billed terns, herons, white storks, spoonbills, greater flamingoes, greylag geese, waders and white-headed ducks create a feathered kaleidoscope across the untainted sky.

There are also birds of prey such as black-shouldered kites, long- legged buzzards, marsh and hen harriers and olike spreys.

Beware of insects: flies and biting insects. Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are still present.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Tunisia.
Even-toed ungulates in Tunisia
Wild boar
Sahara oryx
Cuvier's gazelle
Addra gazelle
Dorcas gazelle
Rhim gazelle
Addax
Common hartebeest
Aoudad
Elk
Carnivores in Tunisia
Asiatic jackal
African caracal
Wild cat
African lion
Leopard
Striped hyaena
Cross fox
Cheetah
Serval
Fennec fox
Common otter
Egyptian mongoose
Saharan striped polecat
Common genet
Mediterranean monk seal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Tunisia
Common rorqual
Atlantic dolphin
Killer whale
Pygmy killer whale
Long-finned pilot whale
Rough-toothed dolphin
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Bats in Tunisia
Long-fingered bat
Geoffroy's bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Serotine
Kuhl's pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Canary big-eared bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Mehely's horseshoe bat
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Trident bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Tunisia
Cape hare
Elephant-shrews in Tunisia
North african elephant shrew
Rodents in Tunisia
Algerian mouse
Shaw's jird
Gundi
Asian garden dormouse
Fat-tailed gerbil
Anderson's gerbil
Fat sand rat
Lesser egyptian gerbil
Thin sand rat
Pygmy gerbil
James's gerbil
Lataste's gerbil
Baluchistan gerbil
Lesser short-tailed gerbil
Tarabul's gerbil
Crested porcupine
Lesser egyptian jerboa
Greater egyptian jerboa
Barbary lemniscomys
Libyan jird
Long-tailed field mouse
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