May 7, 2014

ANIMALS INDIGENOUS TO SPAIN (PART 2) ...

Animals indigenous to Spain (Part 2) - but which you're unlikely to come across on your hols if you stay on the coast ... However, just a short trek up into the hills above the costas in Andalucía  and you'll notice signs for "la caza prohibida" (no hunting) everywhere!

If you're lucky, you might even come across the lynx below.

The Spanish Lynx is a beautiful creature which, together with the Mediterranean Monk Seal (below), is listed as an endangered species. (However their figures have now trebled over the past 10 years.) The lynx can normally be found in Sierra Morena in Andalusia or in the Donana National Park:





          Not forgetting, the Andalusian Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española) typical of the Iberian Peninsula

                                       btw The Spanish Black Vulture is the largest bird of prey 
                           indigenous to Europe (there are believed to be more than 400 in Spain)

Enjoy!



       

19 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

I like the way the animals dress ~ they are so elegant ~ Fun post for Y ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Karen S. said...

Oh yes I do, do fancy dress up, I just love all kinds of dressing up too, even if it's just a theme for a birthday party- dress-up is FUN!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Only LadyBug is a fan of dressing up!! Chloe and I prefer casual...

Hugs to you both! Hope all is well!!

Cristina Pop said...

Dressing up is fun :) Great pics!
Cris

fredamans said...

That Spanish Lynx is stunning!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Elton watching is definitely a fun thing to do! He's a bit more conservative now but still fun to see! Love that photo of the horse -- and the lady in the red dress behind him :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Sometimes I do, but mostly I just like my jeans and t shirts. I'm kind of lame most of the time!

Sue said...

Your posts never fail to be interesting…and entertaining, too! I'm loving the animal pics.

=)

Lady Lilith said...

Those are some really nice animal shots.

Jen said...

The lynx is beautiful. Love those ears.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The animals sure are wearing their fancy dress well.

Wandering Wren said...

Fancy dress is always guaranteed to break the ice!! We do have a rather big fancy dress box in this house :)
Wren x

Lmkazmierczak said...

I like headdresses....so I have a nice collection of hats. My kids could always find me in a crowd! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/you-light-up-my-life/

Lmkazmierczak said...

I like headdresses....so I have a nice collection of hats. My kids could always find me in a crowd! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/you-light-up-my-life/

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Great post Lola! I enjoyed it so much!!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Annesphamily said...

Animals have a natural beauty! Love the photos! We spend lots of money to look good but I do love to dress up!You share such great fun! Have a beautiful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to you and yours! Hugs, Anne

Betty said...

I would not want to be around that ugly vulture!

I think you're right about Elton John. He can get away with it.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Hi there! Stopping in to say Happy Mother's Day!

Splendid Little Stars said...

wonderful post!
such fun!
The lynx is beautiful/handsome!