Fauna of Zagori area

Fauna of Zagori area

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Zagori topoGuide: Brown bear (Ursus arctos)

The most important mammal species in the Zagori area are the Brown bear and the wolf. Wild boars (Sus scrofa) are abundant, while Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) is scarce. In the forest clearings one could see a Wild cat (Felis sylvestris), while along the riverbanks it is easy to identify the traces of the Otter (Lutra lutra) and in the aplne zone it is quit easy to spot small groups of Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica).

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Zagori topoGuide: Wild boar (Sus scrofa)

There are also mountain hares (Lepus europaeus), foxes (Vulpes vulpes), badgers (Meles meles), martens (Martes foina), pine martens (Martes martes), squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris), as well as more common small mammals such as the Etruscan shrew (Suncus etruscus), the Bicolored shrew (Crocidura leucodon) and the Mole (Talpa caeca).

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Zagori topoGuide: Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica)

The bird fauna of the area is particularly rich. Have a more elaborated reading on the page Fauna of Zagori area.

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Zagori topoGuide: Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Thirty species of reptiles have been recorded in the Zagori area: 16 species of lizards, 10 species of snakes and 4 species of turtles. Most probable species to encounter are the Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) after a good rain in the forest, the Yellow-bellied Toad (Bombina variegata) in every location with stagnant or slow-running water, and the alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) in Drakolimni and many ponds and troughs in elevations higher than 1000m.

Find the location

Photos and descriptions of several species of mammals and reptiles of Zagori area are included in the application Zagori topoGuide. The application is available for Android devices as well as for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) by AnaDigit.
The application guides the user to locate the POI with accuracy.