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National Animal

Common animal in Slovakia- Marmots

“Our purpose is simple – to love. To love each other, to love all life and to love our earth”.

Anthony Douglas William

Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:

Carps, sturgeons, trout, salmons, eels, pikes.

Birds:

Partridges, pheasants, wild geese, ducks, raptors, owls, bee-eaters.

Land mammals:

Bears, wolves, lynx, wildcats, marmots, otters, martens, minks.

Snakes and insects:

Sand lizards, green lizards, Aesculapian snake, dice snakes, grass snakes, meadow vipers, beetles.

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

Stray cats and dogs can be seen on the streets.

In the
Countryside

Dog sled racing is a favorite traditional winter sport in Slovakia. International competitions of the sport are often held in the country. Dogs chained up can be seen occasionally.

Hunting or poaching:

Hunting is allowed. Commonly hunted animals are wild boars, deer, mouflons, chamois, bears and wolves.

Animal fights:

Due to the illegal dog breeding, dog fights happen in the country. Though forbidden, the law is not enforced. A dog micro-chipping law is under consideration.

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:

Sloboda Zvierat

Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:

N/A

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

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