swedish wildlife

Beavers in the Nordic Countries

A tree felled by a beaver.

The busy beaver has come back from the brink and numbers are now increasing. Here’s our guide to beaver facts and where to see them! Extinction and reintroduction Beavers can now be found in many parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway. However, this wasn’t always the case. During the latter part of the 19th century,

The Lynx in Sweden – “Tiger of the North”

The Lynx - Tiger of the North. Photo: Nature Travels.

The lynx is Europe’s largest wild feline – the ”tiger of the north”! In Sweden, the lynx is the third most common large predator. Population estimates vary, but out of a total Scandinavian population of around 2000, approximately 1500 are thought to live in Sweden. Second is the brown bear. Top of the list? Humans

What’s the Difference Between a Brown Bear and a Grizzly Bear?

What's the difference between a brown bear and a grizzly bear? Photo: Håkan Vargas /imagebank.sweden.se

If you go down to the woods today, will you see a Grizzly Bear or a European Brown Bear? What is the difference between a Brown Bear and a Grizzly Bear? The answer is not a lot really, the main difference is which continent they live on. The Eurasian (or European) brown bears and Grizzly

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