Estonia is home to hundreds of wolves, only a handful of which have been collared in recent years. As a species, they usually avoid humans. It was picked as Estonia’s national animal last year by a group of nature organisations.
Do wolves live in Estonia?
Estonia is thought to have a wolf population of around 200, which is considered slightly above the optimum range of 100 to 200.
Where can I see wolves in Estonia?
While Lahemaa national park allows you to view wolves, lynxes and bears, Soomaa national park is well known for its Beaver Trail along with numerous other animals. Matsalu national park is one of the top spots in Europe for bird watching, with over 250 bird species and myriad migratory birds making it their home.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.