Animals in Norway

Updated: April 26, 2023
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A coastal Scandinavian country, Norway — officially the Kingdom of Norway — is awash in wildlife. Farms carpet the lower mainland, while high mountains, lakes, tundras, rivers, wetlands, and a sea coast cover the rest. Skerries and fjords provide additional marine ecosystems where thousands of Norway animals make their homes.

Further below, you’ll find a complete list of Norwegian animals. We currently track 248 animals in Norway and add more daily!

Norway Geography

Can Bears Swim

Svalbard is home to more polar bears than people

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Norway is a long, thin country in Europe’s Scandinavian region. Its territory extends north of the Arctic Circle and 32 percent of the mainland sits above the treeline. Verdant agricultural lands blanket the southern mainland, and the Scandinavian Mountains run up the nation’s spine.

Svalbard, an archipelago midway between Norway and the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean, is also part of Norway. First used as a whaling base in the 1600s and 1700s, it’s an important breeding ground for seabirds, and more polar bears live on the islands than people. A conservation haven, Svalbard has seven national parks, 23 nature preserves, and 60 percent is covered in glaciers. 

Norway’s Animals

Though the number is constantly in flux since scientists make new discoveries yearly, about 21,311 species spend time in Norway. Some live in the Scandinavian country year round; others come for the summer.

Norway Species Breakdown

  • Birds: 526
  • Insects: 16,000
  • Fresh-water Fish: 45
  • Fresh-water Invertebrates: 1,000
  • Mammals: 90
  • Marine Fish: 150
  • Marine Invertebrates: 3,500

Norway Animals: Avifauna

Largest Eagles in the World: White-tailed Eagle

White-tailed eagles almost went extinct in the 19th century

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According to the last count of the Norwegian Ornithological Society, 525 avifauna species — aka bird species — whizz through Norway’s friendly skies. Additionally, eBird added one more to the list in 2018, making the current number 526. Many birds only spend the summer months in Norway and head to southern Europe and North Africa for the winter.

Of the 526 bird species in Norway, 244 are accidental and four were introduced by humans, including the Mandarin duck.

One of Norway’s standout birds is the Atlantic puffin. With their long, colorful beaks and clownish faces, the distinct birds look like they came from the mind of Barry Leighton-Jones. To catch a glimpse, head to Vesteralen between early June and mid August when 300,000 of them flock for breeding season.    

Norway is also home to the white-tailed eagle, which almost went extinct in the 1800s. But thanks to successful conservation efforts, the majestic bird has made a comeback. Today, the best place to see them is the Gjesvaestappen Nature Reserve.

A Nod to Brigadier Sir Nils Olav III: Decorated Military Penguin

Nils Olav is a distinguished member of the Norwegian King’s Guard — and he’s a penguin

In 1972, to commemorate the first successful South Pole expedition led by a Norwegian, the country’s King’s Guard adopted a King Penguin from the Edinburgh Zoo and named him Nils Olav. At first, the flightless bird held the rank of lance corporal. Since then, Nils Olav — of which there have been three to date — has climbed the ranks. Today, his official title is Brigadier Sir Nils Olav III!

Norway Animals: Mammals

Muskox standing in the snow

Muskox are known to give off a potent pungent odor during mating season


Norway is filled with large, hooved mammals like moose and deer, as well as elk — or “elg” as it is referred to in Norwegian. 

Muskox are also plentiful in northern regions, and if you happen upon the cloven ungulates, with their long, shaggy coats and stubby horns, you’ll better understand why they’re known as “ugly moose.” People with sensitive noses should stay away from muskox during mating season when males emit a pungent pheromone to attract the ladies. The stench may smell divine to female muskox, but a lot of humans find the odor overpowering.

Reindeer are also native to Norway. Some live domesticated lives in Sami villages; other populations roam wild in Randone and Hardangervidda National Parks. 

Eurasian lynxes, with their spike tufts of ear hair, are the only big cats in Norway.

Other Common Mammals in Norway

Norway Animals: Marine Mammals


Norway is home to six seal species

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Scores of large marine mammals make their homes in Norway’s oceans. Six seal species and 30 whale ones — including white, beaked, sperm, and baleen — can be spotted off the Norwegian coast. Dolphins and porpoise are also plentiful in the region.

When is the best time to go whale watching in Norway? Between late May and mid September.

Norway Animals: Reptiles and Amphibians

Being so far north, Norway isn’t filled with reptiles and amphibians — but it does have some. Six terrestrial reptile and six amphibian species reside within Norway’s borders. From time to time, leatherback sea turtles, the largest extant turtles, hoist themselves onto coastal beaches, and loggerhead sea turtles, which can weigh up to 1,000 pounds — occasionally waddle onto shore.

Northern crested newts, which resemble mini stegosauruses during mating season, can also be found in Norway.

Endangered Animals in Norway

Atlantic Puffins are an endangered species in Norway

The Norwegian Red List details 2,355 Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable species, in addition to 1,235 listed as Near Threatened, including:

Global warming and habitat destruction are the two biggest threats for Norway’s endangered animals.

National Animal of Norway

Officially, Norway has several national animals.

  • The moose is the main national animal of Norway.
  • The lion is Norway’s national royal animal. Denmark’s current ruling family is the House of Glücksburg, and Harald V is the current king.
  • White-throated dippers are the country’s national bird.
  • Fjord horses are the nation’s national horse.

The Largest Animal in Norway


Walruses are one of the largest pinniped species with the exception of



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The largest animal in Norway is the walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), a variety of pinniped which is known for the tusks which enable it to heft its weight on the sea ice. Capable of tipping the scales at a whopping 4,400 lbs, walruses are pretty much the largest seals in existence. The sole exceptions are elephant seals, their only relatives capable of relegating them to the background in the size stakes. (The latter are capable of reaching 11,000 lbs in weight.)

The story of Norway’s walruses is one of a spectacular comeback. Especially since their population experienced a steep decline as a result of three centuries of continuous hunting for their tusks. They became a protected species and hunting them was prohibited. By 2006, they numbered 2,629. Twelve years later in 2018, that number had more than doubled to 5,503.

The nation’s walruses can be found in the Svalbard archipelago where they spend their spare time hanging out with each other and searching the water for clams with their sensitive whiskers.

The Rarest Animal in Norway

Arctic Fox lying on rock

Several generations of Arctic foxes live in their extensive network of dens which face the sun to provide additional warmth to its occupants

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The Arctic fox is one of Norway’s rarest animals. Also known as Vulpes lagopus, it is recognizable by its snowy white coat and golden eyes with dark irises and is commonly found in Børgefjell, Longyearbyern in Svalbard, and Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Parks.

An omnivore, this wild canid enjoys a varied diet of berries, fish, insects, lemmings, seabirds, seal pups, and seaweed. The Arctic fox pays special attention to the issue of shelter and builds extensive burrows capable of extending as far as 11,000 square feet, which several generations of pale-furred canids get to live in.

About 50 breeding adults were found to live in Norway in 2015, a number which had increased to 300 in less than a decade, by 2021. However, it is worth noting that several hundred thousand of these snowy foxes exist elsewhere with their population being considered stable.

What Dangerous Animals Are in Norway?

American Elk in front of the Rocky Mountains

The large size of elk and their antlers can make them very dangerous indeed

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Unlike Australia, which has venomous animals everywhere, there are few dangerous animals in Norway. That said, the country’s large mammals — like moose and elk — are capable of doing severe damage by ramming targets if provoked.

Polar bears are also dangerous. The apex predators can outrun humans and behead us with a single swipe of their lethal paws! In the Norwegian territory of Svalbard, polar bears are such a common sight that anyone traveling outside of settlements is required to have appropriate means of frightening polar bears. The government recommends carrying a firearm. 

Are there Mountain Lions in Norway?

Brown bear in water

Norway has large predators such as brown bears but no mountain lions as they are only found in the Americas

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A common question from travelers is whether mountain lions are in Norway. Mountain lions do not live in Norway as they’re found exclusively in the Americas. There they live in about 28 countries and have a global population of about 50,000. The states in North America with the largest populations found include Arizona, California, and Colorado.

Norway does have some large predators, such as brown bears, lynxes, and wolverines. The wolf population of Norway is estimated at about 100 wolves and lives along the Swedish border and in designated zones in the southeast of the country. 

Norway Animals FAQ

Are There Predators in Norway?

Yes. Recognized wildlife predators live in Norway, including brown bears, polar bears, Eurasian lynxes, wolverines — which can take down animals twice its size — and wolves.

Are There Venomous Snakes in Norway?

Yes. There are two types of venomous snakes in Norway: the common European viper and the adder.

Do Norwegian People Eat Moose?

Yes! Norwegian people are big into moose meat, and they love moose burgers!

Trees in Norway

The European aspen is one of the most common trees in Norway


Norway is home to a vast array of trees. In fact, 38% of the country is covered in forest! These species include the European aspen, the common hazel, and the massive European oak, which is also called the “thunderstorm tree.” The Scots pine, also known as the Baltic pine, can grow in rugged areas that other plants can’t tolerate. Trees like the downy birch and the Norway spruce offer food for the country’s moths and caterpillars, while the mountain ash provides berries for birds.

Spectacular Fish Found in Norway

Large Atlantic Cod Underwater

Cod is Norway’s most abundant fish species

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Norway is surrounded by 18,000 miles of coastline and is home to numerous fjords, lakes, rivers, and streams. Hence, the rich marine biodiversity of this angler’s paradise comes as no surprise. Saltwater fish species include Cod, Haddock, Halibut, Mackerel, and Pollock.

Freshwater fish species on the other hand include Atlantic Salmon, Arctic Char, Burbot, Brown Trout, Common Bream, Common Whitefish, European Grayling, European Perch, Northern Pike, and Silver Bream.

The most abundant species is cod of which especially large specimens can be caught at Finnmark and Troms. There is also a Cod Fishing World Championship held each March at Lofoten. It is also possible to go deep-sea fishing at locations such as Lyngen fjord.

Flag of Norway

flag of Norway

The Norwegian flag is inspired by the flag of Denmark as well as countries such as France and North America


The flag of Norway has a red field and features a Scandinavian cross in blue bordered with white. It was based on the flag of Denmark which is red with a white cross. The addition of the blue represents Sweden, a country Norway had a union with at the time their flag was designed.

The colors of the Norwegian flag represent freedom and independence, ideals believed to be espoused by nations such as France, North America, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The flag itself was designed by Fredrik Meltzer, a member of the Norwegian parliament and a businessman from a merchant family with German origins.

National Flower of Norway

Norway’s endemic plant species grow in forests, wetland plains, and bogs. Among these species is the national flower of Norway: the pyramidal saxifrage. The history of the pyramidal saxifrage as the national flower of Norway dates back to the year 1935. At this time, an international botanical congress gathered in Amsterdam. This group chose pyramidal saxifrage as a symbol of the Norwegian people due to its ability to thrive in harsh mountain environments. However, this was not a government decision. The government has never officially chosen a national flower.

National Parks in Norway

Reindeer in the snow

Norway’s wildlife refuges contain impressive levels of biodiversity

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Norway’s scenic beauty is unmatched. You will find snow-capped mountains, magical skies, misty waterfalls, and fantastic fjords within its boundaries.

Some of the most popular include:

  • Ånderdalen National Park: Established in 1970, this national park is home to hares, red foxes, seals, shrews, and stoats. It is situated on Senja, a large island in Norway’s northernmost province Troms og Finnmark.
  • Indre Wijdefjorden National Park: Located in Spitsbergen on Svalbard’s largest island, this wildlife refuge includes the inner portion of the Wijdefjorden, the nation’s largest fjord. Wildlife species which can be found here include Arctic foxes, pink-footed geese, polar bears, and Svalbard reindeer.

And one of the best ways to experience this majestic land is by visiting the ten most beautiful national parks in Norway.

Norwegian Animals

Admiral Butterfly

Stunningly beautiful wings


The angelshark’s range has contracted by more than 80% in the past century.


First evolved 100 million years ago!

Arctic Char

Arctic char is the northern-most fish; no other fish lives anywhere further north!

Arctic Fox

Extremely thick winter fur!


They are so named because they "march" in armies of worms from one crop to another in search of food

Asian Lady Beetle

Asian lady beetles infest indoor spaces, but they do not reproduce indoors.

Atlantic Cod

One of the most popular food fishes in the world


Extinct ancestor of all domesticated cattle!


Has a curved, upturned beak!


Can reach speeds of 30 km/h!

Barn Owl

Found everywhere around the world!

Barn Swallow

Older offspring help care for new hatchlings.


Detects prey using echolocation!


Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs feed for 4-12 minutes.


Rock paintings of bees date back 15,000 years


There are more than 350,000 different species

Beewolf wasp

They hunt bees


Not all birds are able to fly!

Biscuit Beetle

The biscuit beetle form a symbiotic relationship with yeast

Black Widow Spider

They typically prey on insects!

Brown-banded Cockroach

Females glue egg cases to furniture

Brown Bear

A dominant predator in it's environment!

Brown Dog Tick

Can live its entire life indoors


The most common species of bee!


There are thought to be up 17,500 species!

Camel Cricket

The camel crickets that are found in the USA are light brown in color. They also have dark streaks all over their body.


Males and females grow antlers

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants can lift up to seven times their own weight with their teeth!


May have been domesticated up to 10,000 years ago.


The larvae of a moth or butterfly!


There are nearly 3,000 different species!

Cave Bear

Cave bears may have been worshiped by primitive humans.


There are about 3,000 documented species!


Natively found in the European mountains!


First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!


Dated to be around 300 million years old!

Codling Moth

Pupae are able to undergo diapause to survive poor fruit yield years and winter.

Common Buzzard

The most common raptor in the UK!

Common European Adder

European adders are the only snake that lives above the Arctic Circle.

Common Frog

Found throughout the European continent!

Common Furniture Beetle

The common furniture beetle feeds exclusively on wood

Common House Spider

House spiders have the ability to eat most insects in a home.

Common Loon

Also known as the Great Northern Diver

Common Raven

A group of ravens is called an unkindness or a conspiracy.

Common Toad

Most active in wet weather!


They can fly 35 mph and dive 150 feet below water.


There are nearly 1.5 billion worldwide!


There are 93 different crab groups

Crab Spider

Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings


Many are critically endangered species!


Male crickets can produce sounds by rubbing their wings together


A group of these birds is called a Murder.


There are around 40 different species!


First domesticated in South-East Asia!

Dog Tick

Dog ticks feed on dogs and other mammals


First domesticated 5,000 years ago!


Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!


It's larvae are carnivorous!


Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!

Dung Beetle

The dung beetle can push objects many times its own weight


A friendly and relaxed dog!


Has exceptional eyesight!


They are hermaphrodites, which means they have male and female organs


There are nearly 2,000 different species!

Edible Frog

Are known to guard the muddy banks!


Eels can be a mere few inches long to 13 feet!


Eiders are sexually dimorphic, with males being larger and more colorful.


A very bold and ferocious predator!

Eurasian Bullfinch

The shy eurasian bullfinch prefers to forage very close to cover.

Eurasian Eagle-owl

The Eurasian Eagle-owl is the second largest owl in the world with a wingspan up to six feet!

Eurasian Jay

The Eurasian jay has the ability to mimic other sounds

Eurasian Nuthatch

Its song has been compared to a toy horn.

European Goldfinch

They are frequent visitors to backyard feeders, especially those containing niger seeds.

European Robin

Male robins are so aggressive and territorial that they will attack their own reflections.


The fastest creatures on the planet!

Fallow deer

The fallow deer has more variation in its coat colors than most other deer.

False Widow Spider

False spiders actually prey on black widow spiders and other hazardous spiders


Ferrets can be trained to do tricks like dogs!

Fire-Bellied Toad

Found across mainland Europe and Asia!


The firefly produces some of the most efficient light in the world


Adult fleas can jump up to 7 inches in the air


There are more than 240,000 different species!

Flying Squirrel

Can glide up to 90 meters!


Only 12 species are considered "true foxes"


There are around 7,000 different species!

Fruit Fly

Fruit flies are among the most common research animals in the world

German Cockroach

The most common type of urban roach

Glass Lizard

Can grow up to 4ft long!


Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!


Males form large mating swarms at dusk


Most closely related to the Sheep!


The goldcrest never starts moving and needs to consume for most of the day to survive. Therefore, in the colder months, it's best that eat 90% a day.

Golden Eagle

Their calls sound like high-pitched screams, but they are quiet most of the time.

Golden Oriole

Migrates between Europe and Asia!


There are 29 different species!


There are 11,000 known species!

Grey Heron

Male grey herons are picky about their mates. They'll reject a female that they don't fancy.

Gypsy Moth

One of the most invasive species in the world


Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!

Harbor Porpoise

Surprisingly, not a dolphin!


Can reach speeds of over 50 mph!

Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Many hawk moth caterpillars eat toxins from plants, but don’t sequester them the way milkweed butterflies do. Most toxins are excreted.


Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!


Inhabits wetlands around the world!

Highland Cattle

Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!

Honey Bee

There are only 8 recognized species!

Hooded Seal

Hooded seal pups are called bluebacks because the color of the fur on their back is blue-gray. This pretty color made people want to make fur coats out of them and made them a target for hunters.


Stunning bird with a stinky way to deter predators!


Has evolved over 50 million years!


Horseflies have been seen performing Immelmann turns, much like fighter jets.


The fly has no teeth


Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!

Huntsman Spider

Some huntsman spiders have an interesting way of moving around. Some cartwheel while others do handsprings or backflips.


There are an estimated 30 million species!

Jumping Spider

Some can jump 50 times the length of their bodies

King Eider

The species name, spectabilis, is Latin for “showy” or “remarkable,” referencing the attractiveness of the adult male’s plumage.


Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!


There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!


Has 10 pairs of eyes!


Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!


While linnets are monogamous during mating season, they do not mate for life. While breeding pairs are together, the males are highly territorial and will defend the nesting site and the surrounding area.


There are around 5,000 different species!


Each locust can eat its weight in plants each day.

Long-Eared Owl

Ear tufts make it look bigger!

Long-Tailed Tit

Often hangs upside down while feeding!


They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!

Marsh Frog

Has bright green skin!


There are 2,500 known species worldwide!


They have a symbiotic relationship with ants.


They line their nests with their feathers


Some species have a poisonous bite!


Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!


Has characteristics of two or more breeds!


Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!


Renews it's enormous antlers every year!


Only the female mosquito actually sucks blood


There are 250,000 different species!


Found on every continent on Earth!


The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!


Muskox have several physical characteristics that allow them to survive in the Arctic climate.


Roamed Asia and Europe for around 100,000 years!


Nematodes range in size from 1/10 of an inch to 28 feet long


Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!


Named more than 1,000 years ago!

No See Ums

There are more than 5,000 species.

Northern Pintail

Northern pintails migrate at night with speeds reaching 48 miles per hour!

Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund once worked on Norse homesteads

Norwegian Elkhound

This breed traveled with the Vikings!

Norwegian Forest

Has a long, thick double coat of fur!

Norwegian Lundehund

This breed is also called the Norsk Lundehund and the Norwegian Puffin Dog

Old House Borer

Depending on the habitat and climate, these beetles can live between 2 to 10 years, often staying in their larval stage for several years, making them extremely dangerous to wooden structures.

Orb Weaver

Females are about four times the size of males


They reuse nesting sites for 70 years!


There are 13 different species worldwide


The owl can rotate its head some 270 degrees

Peregrine Falcon

Fastest animal on Earth


Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!


Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!


They can find their way back to their nests from up to 1300 miles away.


Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas

Pine Marten

A pine marten can jump from tree to tree similar to a squirrel.

Pink Salmon

The smallest of the North American salmon

Polar Bear

Could be extinct within the next 30 years!

Pompano Fish

They are bottom-feeders

Pond Skater

There are 500 different species!

Pool Frog

The rarest amphibian in the UK!


There are 30 different species worldwide!


Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!

Purple Emperor Butterfly

Inhabits deciduous forests!

Puss Moth

Caterpillars squirt formic acid!


Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!


There are more than 300 different species!


Known to wash their food before eating it!

Raccoon Dog

The only hibernating canine!


Omnivores that eat anything!

Red Deer

A male red deer shows his age in his antlers, which become longer and more branched every year.


They build their nests off the ground in tree holes, cavities, stone walls, and roofs


Also known as the Caribou

River Turtle

Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!


There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!


The capybara, the world’s largest rodent, likes to be in and around bodies of water. Because of this, the Catholic Church in South America decided that it was a fish, and people were allowed to eat it during Lent and First Fridays.


Will mate with the entire flock!

Rough-Legged Hawk (Rough-Legged Buzzard)

Its scientific name, lagopus, is Ancient Greek for “hare” and “foot,” referring to its feathered feet and toes.

Sable Ferret

Ferrets were used during the Revolutionary War to keep down the rat population.


There are more than 700 different species!

Sand Crab

The sand crab burrows beneath the sand with its tail

Sand Lizard

Males turn green in spring!


There are around 2,000 known species!

Sea Eagle

The sea eagle tends to mate for life with a single partner


Males give birth to up to 1,000 offspring!


Around 35 million in the English countryside!

Short-Eared Owl

The short-eared owl is one of the most widespread owl species in the world, covering five continents.


The spinal column of the shrew Scutisorex somereni is so strong and reinforced that it can support the weight of an adult human.


There are 2,000 different species worldwide!

Skink Lizard

Some skinks lay eggs in some habitats while giving birth to skinklets in other habitats.

Slow Worm

Found widely throughout British gardens!


They glide around on one foot, which is aided by the slime they produce

Smokybrown Cockroach

Has up to 45 eggs per egg case


There are nearly 1,000 different species!


There are around 4,000 known species worldwide

Snowy Owl

One of the largest owl species in the world!

Song Thrush

A male song thrush can have over 100 phrases in his repertoire of songs and can imitate pet birds, telephones and other man-made objects.

Spadefoot Toad

They spend most of their time underground!


There are 140 different species!

Spider Wasp

They prey on spiders to feed their larvae or they parasitize other spider wasps.


Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!

Stick Insect

There are more than 3,000 different species!


Average adults weigh about 200 grams!


They can’t sing like other birds.


Populations have been affected by pollution!

Swedish Elkhound

Swedish Elkhounds existed in prehistoric times!

Tawny Owl

The most widespread owl in Europe!


Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!

Thornback Ray

The skate with the biggest spines!


The American robin is called the robin because its red breast reminded European settlers of the robin back in the old country.


They inject hosts with a chemical that stops them from feeling the pain of the bite

Tiger Beetle

The adult tiger beetle is one of the fastest land insects in the world

Tiger Moth

The bright colors of this moth are a signal to predators that it has a terrible taste.


Can live until they are more than 150 years old!

Tree Frog

Found in warmer jungles and forests!


Some species of aquatic turtles can get up to 70 percent of their oxygen through their butt.


Vipers are one of the most widespread groups of snakes and inhabit most


There are 30 different species worldwide!


There are around 75,000 recognised species!

Water Buffalo

Has been domesticated for thousands of years!

Water Vole

The largest Vole species in the UK!


The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!


The whinchat can imitate the songs of at least a dozen other tpes of birds!

White Ferret / Albino Ferrets

There are two different types of white ferrets!

White-Tailed Eagle

It is one of the biggest birds of prey.

Wild Boar

Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!


Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!

Wolf Spider

Carnivorous arachnid that hunts its prey.


Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!


This animal can roll up into a ball

Woodlouse Spider

Unlike most spiders, woodlouse spiders don’t build a web.


There are 200 different species!

Woolly Rhinoceros

The woolly rhinoceros roamed the earth between three and a half million and 14,000 years ago.


Doesn’t have eyes.


They feign death by making their bodies limp and closing their eyes.

Xeme (Sabine’s Gull)

They follow after seals and whales to eat their scraps.


It interbreeds with the pine bunting

Norwegian Animals List

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