Articles in ‘Mammals’

Humans invade boar territory

101 boars – well, 14 actually

Wolf sightings in Catalan Pyrenees in 2014

wolf in queralbs The photo is indistinct, but the animal unmistakable. It was taken last February by Ferran Jordà on a cold grey day near Queralbs in the Catalan Pyrenees. The wolf observed belongs to the subspecies Canis lupus italicus. Signs of lone wolves have been found in Catalunya in the last ten years, but such photos are rare. Then in July, a French family came across a wolf in the vicinity of Puig Mal, and, with camera equipment to hand, were able to record a brief but incredibly close encounter. wolf on Puig Mal  

On the rocks: high altitude fauna in the eastern Pyrenees

Zooming in on Montjuic (vi): autumn

Wild couples in Barcelona

Wild boars in the centre of Barcelona

boar-in-collserola The areas of Barcelona nearest to the Collserola hills are now quite used to visits from the natural park’s thriving boar population, particularly at the end of summer when the ground is rock-hard and food supplies scarce.  But on Saturday night a family of boars was seen trotting through Gràcia, a central barrio of the city, accessible only after crossing an extremely busy ring road.  The same family has been observed this August exploring Gaudí’s Güell Park.  There’s a video from TV3 showing the police herding the ungulates through the streets back to the hills.  The photo shows a not-so-wild boar of Collserola.

Cold days in the park

Heavenly mud

Birds in the bush