European mole

A tiny creature that dwells below the surface in a complex system of tunnels and burrows

These moles are easily recognizable by their cylindrical bodies, short legs, and pointed snouts, which they use to dig through the soil in search of insects and other small prey. Their sensitive snouts are also equipped with touch receptors that help them navigate in complete darkness. They are widespread across Europe and western Asia, but their populations have been declining due to habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, and agricultural practices.

Conservation efforts for the European mole include preserving and restoring their habitat, implementing eco-friendly agricultural practices that minimize habitat destruction and pesticide use, and raising awareness about the importance of these small mammals in maintaining healthy soil ecosystems.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Albania
2017
Andorra
2017
Austria
2017
Belarus
2017
Belgium
2017
Bosnia And Herz.
2017
Bulgaria
2017
Croatia
2017
Czechia
2017
Denmark
2017
Estonia
2017
Finland
2017
France
2017
Germany
2017
Greece
2017
Hungary
2017
Italy
2017
Latvia
2017
Liechtenstein
2017
Lithuania
2017
Luxembourg
2017
Moldova
2017
Monaco
2017
Montenegro
2017
Netherlands
2017
North Macedonia
2017
Poland
2017
Romania
2017
Russia
2017
Serbia
2017
Slovakia
2017
Slovenia
2017
Spain
2017
Sweden
2017
Switzerland
2017
Turkey
2017
Ukraine
2017
United Kingdom
2017

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No