What do you know about the variety of animals that can be found in Spain? We can be proud of having some really special species around our natural environments, some of which are under protection because of being endangered species we have to take care of so as not to lose them. Are you an animals’ lover? What do you think of discovering the marvellous world of Spanish Fauna with Paradores?
- The Giant Lizard (Gallotia Simonyi), and endemic specie of the island of El Hierro, in the Canary Islands. In the past, it used to be all over the Canary Islands, but nowadays can only be found in El Hierro because of the effect of human activity that has caused the danger of extinction of this beautiful animal.
Around 27 kilometres far from our Parador de El Hierro we find the Roques de Salmor Natural Reserve, a natural habitat for the Giant Lizard. You can also discover them at the Lagartario de Guinea, and Eco museum located 33 kilometres far from the Parador, a place where there are some conservation programs to protect and reintroduce this interesting exotic animal.
Parador de El Hierro
- The Iberian Wolf (Canis Lupis Signatus) is a sub-specie of the Canis Lupis. It is an endemic specie with characteristic triangular ears with white marks on the snout. It is considered a vulnerable specie and almost a threatened one because of the drastic decline in the number of species that still survive.
Around 55 kilometres far from the Parador de Córdoba we find Sierra Morena, one of the places where these Iberian Wolfs reside.
Parador de Córdoba
- Last, but not least, we have the Iberian Imperial Eagle (Aquila Adalberti). It is also an endemic specie of the Iberian Peninsula. The most characteristic thing of I is its dark plumage splattered in white. This majestic animal can be 220 metres long.
The vast majority of Spanish territory hosts the Iberian Imperial Eagle, but again most of them are located around the Doñana Natural Park, where our Parador de Mazagón is. The Sierra de Gredos, right where you can find our Parador de Gredos, is also a frequented place for these impressive birds, as well as in the Tiétar Valley, 70 kilometres far from our Parador de Oropesa.
Parador de Oropesa
Parador de Gredos
Animals are a gift of nature and we have to take care of them so as to preserve them and create a respectful and mature environment in our coexistence. Discover Spain through its fauna and flora, one of the most interesting and beautiful ones and take your time to explore nature while staying at our hotels. Contact us now!