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:
btw The Spanish Black Vulture is the largest bird of prey
indigenous to Europe (there are believed to be more than 400 in Spain)
Linked to Alphabe-Thursday where this week Y is for do *Y*ou like dressing up in, err, Fancy Dress?
Here, then, are two more who look totally ridiculous. Released after serving nearly half of his sentence for fraud, ex-newspaper tycoon Conrad Black, together with his wife Barbara Amiel, pictured below in happier times resembling Cardinal Richelieu and Marie Antoinette at an 18th century-style ball at Kensington Palace in 2000. You can almost hear her cry to the assembled paparazzi-yokels, "Let them eat bread!”. (NB Not my photo – nor my party!)
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