Animals of the Stavropol Territory.

Animals Stavropol Territory - is a truly unique and numerous creations.Zoologists have calculated that in this area there are more than 8 species of amphibians, 12 species of reptiles, 90 species of different mammals and over 300 species of birds of all kinds.Some of them are listed as endangered.We'll talk more about that.

Jerboa

These small and funny animals found in the Stavropol region in large numbers.They can be seen in the steppe and desert zones.They move quickly by jumping on their hind legs.Zoologists were surprised when they learned that these harmless creatures can reach a speed of 50 km / h!

Many animals Stavropol Territory - quite intelligent creatures, and jerboa while still very cautious.Almost always lead solitary lives.With his relatives are contacted only during the breeding season.It omnivores.Their diet includes both vegetable and animal food: onions, roots, grass, insects, bird eggs.

jungle cat

Fauna Stavropol Territory is rich and its special cats - reed.One of them ev

en has the honor to decorate the Novosibirsk Zoo.In nature, these creatures prefer to stay thickets of thorny shrubs, cattails and sedges.In short, they are attracted by any dense vegetation near water.

jungle cats in every way try to avoid open areas, so they can not be found in the deserts and steppes of the Stavropol Territory.Like all predators, they eat everything that moves and has a smaller size than themselves.Their favorite food are small rodents, birds and small reptiles.

eared hedgehog

famous big-eared hedgehog tramples the land of the Stavropol Territory since the existence of all sorts.You can not meet him in the woods, and mainly in the steppe and semi-desert pastures.As you know, urchins belong to the class of carnivorous animals, then feed on ants, beetles, worms and so on. D. By the way, hemiechinus - are animals of the Stavropol Territory, which have adapted to endure the high temperatures of this climate zone.

What is the Red Book of the Stavropol Territory?

So called an official document, which contains information on the status, distribution and the measures taken to protect rare and endangered fauna representatives of the world, a variety of wild animals and wild mushrooms and plants living and growing in the given locality.Plants and animals of the Stavropol Territory systematized and described in the Red Book of subspecies, species and their populations.Consider some of them.

Hamster Radde

This animal found an endangered species.It lives in the dry grass and forb steppes, and inhabits the mountain steppes, located at altitudes of 1,500 to 2,500 meters above sea level.Hamsters Radde have a body length of up to 28 centimeters.They prefer to settle on already cultivated lands, especially in fallow sites.Avoid flooded forests and meadows.

speckled hen prairie

These animals Stavropol Territory belong to the family and genus lemmings Khomyakov.The body length of steppe lemming does not exceed 12 centimeters.Her eyes and ears too small.Externally, it looks like voles, lemmings and yellow Eversmann hamster, but differs from them in a characteristic dark stripe on the back.It inhabits Turkmen, Arzgirsky, Ipatovsk, and Blagodarnenskogo Petrovsky district, Stavropol Territory.

Caucasian European mink

It is well-known subspecies of the European mink.It is widespread in the Caucasus, the Lower Don region and the Lower Volga region.Meet her in nature can be in small rivers and streams.It feeds exclusively on animal food: fish, frogs and newts, waterbirds rodents and insects.It has a beautiful and practical fur.It is, in fact, and it killed the man almost completely destroyed this animal.

steppe polecat

Animals Red Book of Stavropol Territory - There are numerous and varied, and we can not in the scope of this article to tell you about each of them.Therefore we conclude our review of the story of the steppe ferret.In its habits and appearance it is very similar to the fellow - polecat, but is slightly larger and brighter it.Body length ranges from 30 to 60 centimeters.Lives in Primanychskih steppes of the Stavropol Territory.