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Snakes in Denmark

Once there were four species of snakes in Denmark. The Aesculapian snake and the Smooth snake are today considered extinct. That leaves the two remaining...
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Be aware of ticks

How to take precautions against ticks and Lyme disease. The castor bean tick is found across Europe including Denmark. It may reach a length of...

The Red Stag – Denmarks largest land-mammal.

Facing Denmarks largest land-mammal. The red deer is the largest land-mammal in Denmark. The red deer (Cervus elaphus) population in Denmark became almost extinct in...
Elk in Denmark

A wild moose has been observed in Denmark for the first time in almost...

A wild moose (known as elk in Scandinavia) has swimmed from Sweden to northern Zealand, Denmark. The last sighting of a wild moose/elk in Denmark...

Danish butterflies in decline

Denmark’s butterflies have undergone an accelerating negative trend since the mid-twentieth century. Within just fifty years, a total of twelve species – corresponding to approximately...

Please, keep your dog on a lead

Dogs must be on a leash when you are visiting forests and nature areas according to Denmark’s Protection of Nature Act. A visit to the...