How many animals are in Estonia?

All in all, Estonia is home to 64 distinct mammalian species and more than 300 species of birds.

Are there elk in Estonia?

Moose – European elk (Alces alces)

Elk have lived in Estonia for 9,000 years. According to the count for 2015, slightly more than 12,000 individuals currently live in Estonia. The rut period for elk lasts from the end of August until the beginning of October.

How many wolves are in Estonia?

According to the study, Estonia is home to 700 of the continent’s 17,000 brown bears, 200-260 of its 9,000 lynx, and 790 of its 12,000 gray wolves. Wolverines live mostly in Scandinavia and Finland, where they are estimated to number around 2,050.

What are Estonia famous for?

Estonia is famous for its dense woods, charming historic centre of Tallinn and delightfully unique history that spans millennia. In recent years, the Baltic nation has seen a boom in tourism and even implemented a Digital Nomad Visa for those looking to stick around long term.

What wildlife is in Estonia?

About 60 species of mammals live in Estonia. The largest of these is the elk; roe deer, red deer, and wild pigs also are found. In the deep forests of the northeast, bears and lynx are encountered. Foxes, badgers, otters, rabbits, hare, and—along the riverbanks—mink and nutria (coypu) are fairly common.

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Are there raccoons in Estonia?

Raccoon and nutria, the large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent are prohibited species under the EU law, but they can live in Estonia in closed cages. Sometimes, the animals might escape and make it to Estonia.

Where can I see moose in Estonia?

Moose can be encountered in certain river meadows and clearings from spring to winter, but the best time is from September to the end of November.

What is the national sport of Estonia?

De facto national sports

Country Sport
Estonia Basketball (summer), Ice hockey (winter)
Fiji Rugby Union
Finland Pesäpallo
Georgia Rugby union

Where is Estonia and Latvia?


Location Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, between Latvia and Russia
Geographic coordinates 59 00 N, 26 00 E
Map references Europe
Area total: 45,228 sq km land: 42,388 sq km water: 2,840 sq km note: includes 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea
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