European water vole

They are excellent swimmers and can hold their breath for up to 30 seconds underwater

Peter Trimming

A semi-aquatic mammal that is native to wetland habitats across Europe and parts of Asia. They are medium-sized rodent that typically measures 14-22 cm (6 – 9 in) in length, with a tail of around 10 cm (4 in). They also have a thick, waterproof coat, large hind feet, and webbed toes that allow them to move through water with ease.

Conservationists have taken various steps, including habitat restoration and creation, predator control, and raising public awareness of the water vole’s ecological importance to safeguard these significant members of the wetland ecosystem.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2016
Albania
2016
Armenia
2016
Austria
2016
Azerbaijan
2016
Belarus
2016
Belgium
2016
Bosnia And Herz.
2016
Bulgaria
2016
China
2016
Croatia
2016
Czechia
2016
Denmark
2016
Estonia
2016
Finland
2016
France
2016
Georgia
2016
Germany
2016
Greece
2016
Hungary
2016
Iran
2016
Iraq
2016
Israel
2016
Italy
2016
Kazakhstan
2016
Latvia
2016
Liechtenstein
2016
Lithuania
2016
Luxembourg
2016
Moldova
2016
Mongolia
2016
Montenegro
2016
Netherlands
2016
North Macedonia
2016
Norway
2016
Poland
2016
Romania
2016
Russia
2016
Serbia
2016
Slovakia
2016
Slovenia
2016
Sweden
2016
Switzerland
2016
Syria
2016
Turkey
2016
Ukraine
2016
United Kingdom
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No