Wildlife - Wildzone Cumbria

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Red Squirrels

The red squirrel is Britain's only native squirrel and North Cumbria is one of its few remaining habitats...

Red Deer

Red deer are an impressive sight, being the largest land mammal in the UK, though not always red...

Bats

Eight of the sixteen species of bat to be found in Britain can be spotted in Cumbria, where roosts are legally protected...

Fell Ponies

Fell ponies are mountain and moorland ponies that originate in Cumbria and once carried supplies...

Geese

Winter on the Solway Coast can be one of the most interesting times for birdwatchers...

Herdwick Sheep

Herdwick Sheep are the little grey sheep that Beatrix Potter kept and adored...

Juniper

Visits to the Lake District Hills provide the perfect opportunity to look out for juniper.

Kingfisher

A sudden flash of turquoise around Cumbrian rivers and streams can signal the arrival of a kingfisher...

Peregrine falcons

Peregrine falcons have around 90 nesting sites in Cumbria, particularly in the west and south of the county...

Orchids

Twenty-seven different species of orchid can be found in Cumbria, including the Lady's Slipper Orchid...

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