The birds and animals of Karula National Park
|Address:||Ähijärve küla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond | Show on map|
|Telephone:||(+372) 782 8350|
The forests in Karula, which was also referred to in ancient records as Karroll, Carwele and Carula, have long been a home to bears, from which it gets its name (karu being Estonian for 'bear').
Almost every species of animal represented in Estonia can be found here. The most obvious signs of their activities are those of beavers – flooding, marshy tracts and areas of forest that have dried out.
Almost 150 different species of birds have been sighted here, the rarest of which include the Black Stork, European Roller, Common Crane, Osprey and Lesser Spotted Eagle.
There are many places among the hills and dales of Karula where people seldom set foot. There are also many lakes teeming with fish - the most frequently caught being Crucian Carp, Pike, Belica, Roach and Perch.
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