In total, 101 mammal species inhabit Croatia’s lands and waters, though only a small number of the regional mammals are endemic.
Though many mammals call Croatia home, three of its large beasts (AKA large European carnivores) usually steal the spotlight: the gray wolf, brown bear, and Eurasian lynx. Croatia boasts of some of the highest populations of the Eurasian brown bear and wolf in Europe, and the Eurasian lynx populations have grown remarkably after being reintroduced in Croatia after extinction.
Other landlocked mammals you may encounter on your Croatian vacation: Golden jackal, red fox, moose, chamois, red and roe deer, pine marten, mouflon, edible dormouse.
Scope Croatian landscapes for a look at these animals on our Family Adventure tour.