The north of Portugal is where numerous animal species make their home. On the border with Spain, stags, wild horses, boars and golden eagles share the Penada-Gerês National Park; on the heights of Trás-os-Montes there are wolves, lynxes, wild cats and foxes. There are eight reserves or national parks in the country. The Ria Formosa reserve is a wonderful site to watch migrating birds. Cape Saint Vincent is used as a stop by birds travelling to and from Africa and Europe.
Look out for Red Foxes in the cornfields© Jahoo / 123RF
Woolves are commonly sighted in Portugal's national parks© Peter Wey / 123RF
A wild boar hunts for grub one of Portugal's many national parks© VOLODYMYR BURDYAK / 123RF
The Lusitano takes its name from Lusitania, an ancient Roman name for the region that today is Portugal© Golubenko Svetlana / 123RF