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Animals in Ukraine
The Ukraine is an eastern European nation that is bordered by fellow nations on three sides. The southern border of the country is composed of the Black Sea. The geography of the Ukraine places vast plains and forests mixed in the west with rocky terrain giving way to the Carpathian Mountains in the east. The climate is typical for Europe with temperatures and precipitation varying as one moves south towards the warm of the Black Sea.

The Ukraine is positioned at a crossroads between Europe and Asia. Therefore, it is home to many types of wildlife. However, few are truly endemic to the country. The only known native reptile to the Ukraine is the Lindholm's Lizard. This is a small lizard that can be found in the rocky areas to the west skirting the Carpathian Mountains.

The only known endemic mammals to the Ukraine are rodent class animals. The Dneper Common Shrew can grow a few inches long and feeds mostly on insects, spiders and worms. The
sandy mole rat
Sandy Mole Rat, thought to be on the brink of extinction, can be found in different areas of the Ukraine. This rodent tends to feed by scavenging or hunting insects, spiders and other small prey. They are endangered due to habitat loss and an introduction of different types of predators.

The Ukraine is also host to a variety of bird species though none are endemic. They range from the powerful, like the
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon to the beautiful, like the
Grey Partridge
Grey Partridge. Many of these birds can be found throughout Europe and Asia and some even in the Americas and Africa.

In its freshwater streams and rivers, the Ukraine boasts over one hundred native species of fish. These fish are from the classifications of carp, bass, whitefish and several other major fish species. The abundance of fishing opportunities and encroachment of civilization has placed many of these creatures on endangered or watch lists.

While not native a traveler can experience many kinds of wildlife in the Ukraine. From Red Squirrels to various kinds of foxes, antelopes and bears, the Ukraine has life a plenty.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Ukraine.
Even-toed ungulates in Ukraine
European bison
Saiga antelope
Wild boar
European elk
Elk
Carnivores in Ukraine
Arctic wolf
Wild cat
Common otter
Beech marten
Badger
Mediterranean monk seal
Ermine
Steppe polecat
Marbled polecat
Least weasel
European polecat
Brown bear
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Ukraine
Common porpoise
Atlantic dolphin
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Bats in Ukraine
Kuhl's pipistrelle
Brown big-eared bat
Gray big-eared bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
European free-tailed bat
Bechstein's bat
Pond bat
Geoffroy's bat
Greater mouse-eared bat
Natterer's bat
Giant noctule
Lesser noctule
Western barbastelle
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Ukraine
Arctic hare
Brown hare
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Ukraine
Rodents in Ukraine
Podolsk mole rat
Eurasian beaver
European snow vole
Gray dwarf hamster
Forest dormouse
Eurasian red squirrel
Garden dormouse
Northern birch mouse
Northern mole vole
Southern birch mouse
Sandy mole rat
Steppe lemming
Greater mole rat
Balkan mole rat
European ground squirrel
Bobak marmot
Little ground squirrel
Eurasian harvest mouse
Speckled ground squirrel
Root vole
Thick-tailed three-toed jerboa
Social vole
Tatra vole
Common vole
European pine vole
Mound-building mouse
Common dormouse
Striped field mouse
Yellow-necked field mouse
Yellow-breasted field mouse
Lesser mole rat
Long-tailed field mouse
Ural field mouse
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