After an absence of four centuries, red squirrels can now been found in the north of Portugal where they have colonised from Spain (Petrucci-Fonseca and Mathias, 1987; Mathias and Petrucci-Fonseca, 1992).
What animals are common in Portugal?
The common animals are boars, wild goats, fallow deer, foxes, and Iberian hares. The Iberian lynx is the most endangered cat species in the world. Portugal and Spain are working together to create open space to allow the remaining few hundred lynxes to roam freely.
Does Portugal have a lot of bugs?
Portugal, like nearly every country in the world, has it’s fair share of poisonous insects, arachnids, snakes, and even caterpillars. Do not let this put you off of your vacation or camping trip, there are many remedies which you should carry with you just in case.
Are there sharks in Portugal?
Portugal is ranked third among EU Member States for catches of sharks (consisting of mainly blue sharks followed by rays, makos, and deepwater species). Oceanic sharks are increasingly targeted by Portuguese fishermen and reportedly make up more than 80% of the catch from the Portugal’s surface longline fleet.
Where do most Portuguese people live?
According to the last census there are close to eleven million people living in Portugal. Almost two-thirds of them live in the coastal fourth of the country, with the capital city, Lisbon, and its surrounding metropolitan area having the largest population with around two million people.