Fauna

There are typical species of mountain and submontane zones of the Carpathian Mountains. Forests abound in roe deer. There are bears, wolves, foxes, boars, martens, hares and squirrels living in the forests.

A rare animal living in the mountains of Roháče is a chamois. Groups of birds living in Orava’s forests are also numerous, let us mention for example a heat cock, a mountain cock, a hawk, birds of the eagle family, a cuckoo, an owl, an eagle owl, etc.

The protected landscape reservation called Vtáčí ostrov (Birds’ Island) is home to various rare bird species – a heron, a great cormorant, a spoonbill and others.

Orava’s brooks abound in trout and grayling; in the river Orava, there are huchen, trout, grayling, barbell and beaked carp; a zander, a pike, a carp, a rainbow carp, a huchen, an eel and a tench can be found in Orava Reservoir.

Photo galery

Bocian biely
Diviak
Jež
Čajka bielohvavá
Chochláč
Jašterica obyčajná
Červenák karmínový