Lynx (Lynx lynx)
About 80 different species of mammal can be found in the Alps. Most of them are small animals – bats, mice, shrews etc. A visit to the Alpenzoo will give you an opportunity to observe and enjoy many typical alpine animals, such as the Alpine Ibex, the Chamois, the Alpine Marmot, the tiny Harvest Mouse which only weighs 5 g or the European Bison which can weigh up to 1000 kg.
|Pine marten||Beaver||Brown Bear||Alces|
|European Otter||Chamois||Lynx||Alpne Marmot|
|Roe Deer||Snow Hare||Alpine Ibex||European Wildcat|
|Wild Boar||European Bison||Wolf||Harvest Mouse|
Villnösser Brillenschaf (Ovis orientalis aries)
If you visit our show farm at the Alpenzoo you will discover that the Alps are not only home to a wide variety of wild animals but too many breeds of farm animals as well. Farming in the Alps used to be very hard work. Farm animals were bred to meet the specific requirements of small-scale farming in the various regions of the Alps – thus the wide diversity of species.
These old breeds are not only an important part of our farming heritage they are also an invaluable addition to modern farming.