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Animal life on island Losinj


Thanks to the NGO Blue world, the Adriatic Dolphin Project has been ongoing since 1987, making it the longest study of bottlenose dolphins in the Mediterranean sea. In 2006 Ministry of Culture declared the establishment of the Losinj Dolphin Reserve - the first marine protected area in the Mediterranean dedicated to bottlenose dolphins.

It is interesting to mention that there are no poisonous snakes on the Losinj archipelago - according to the legend Osors bishop St. Gaudent banished all poisonous snakes 1000 years ago. There are just lizards, non-poisonous snakesand small geckos -  protected specie of the gekkonidae family.

Losinj is habitat of rabbits, boars, martens and foxes, and fallow deers and moufflons that colonized southern part of island Cres. The most common domestic animals found in this area are sheeps.

Cres and Losinj archipelago is habitat of more than 200 bird species (hawks, sparrow-hawks, falcons and giant griffon vultures.) The most famous is the rare pray bird griffon vulture – protected specie thanks to volonteer eco-center   "Caput insulae" in Beli. 

Endless currents between the bays give the sea special clearness and sheerness, and for that reason island Losinj has a diverse marine flora -  262 species of algae,  95 types of fish, 61 types of crabs and te 38 mussels types.

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Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphinBottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is intelligent and friendly animal and the biggest mammal in Adriatic

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House Gecko

Mediterranean House GeckoMediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) – is a small skillful animal, active at night, that uses heir sticky toe pads to climb walls

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Griffon Vulture

Griffon Vulture Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) one of the biggest birds in the world, 110 cm long with a 265 cm wingspan, it weighs around 10 kg and has a life span of 50 years.

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