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.
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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