England - Animals
England is home to a diverse and abundant array of animal species, ranging from crawling insects to ambling mammals, and everything in-between. The country’s nature reserves and parks contain many fascinating species, and the zoos boast an exotic assortment of local and international breeds. Because England is a lush country with a varied topography and geography (comprising forests, mountains, valleys, meadows, farms, marshes and coastal regions), there are a number of different natural habitats from which to choose.
Red Deer(Cervus elaphus)
Known also by its scientific name, Cervus elaphus, the Red Deer is one of the biggest of the many deer species. As well as England, Red Deer also live in Europe, Asia Minor, western Asia (select areas) and central Asia (select areas). In addition, it is the only deer living in Africa and can be found in the Atlas Mountains between Morocco and Tunisia. They have been introduced by humans into Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.
At full size, the Sand Lizard measures approximately 25 centimetres (or 10 inches) from nose to tail. It is found in the southern heathlands (characterised by short, woody vegetation) and in the sand dunes along the coast of north-west England. Eggs are laid in sunny locations, where they can be incubated by the warm sand in which they are nestled.
To learn about the natural wildlife of a country is to appreciate the wealth it carries within. It is vital that such variety and splendour be conserved in order to retain these natural gems that define England, regardless of culture or economy.
For more information, please view: http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/