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National Animal

Black Eagle

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.

Mahatma Gandhi

Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:


Sparrows, eagles, buzzards, partridges, grouse, quails

Land mammals:

Deer, rabbits, foxes, chamois

Snakes and insects:

Grass snakes, vipers, ticks, spiders, mosquitoes

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

You won’t find any stray cats or dogs in Austrian cities. In Vienna and Salzburg, horses are used for transport of tourists.

In the

Livestock in meadows

Hunting or poaching:

Hunting is legal in restricted areas for deer, rabbits, boars and ducks.

Animal fights:

Are Illegal

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:

Animal Care Austria

Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:


We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it is unfortunately still happens in most countries.




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