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What animals are indigenous to Greece?

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Wild animals indigenous to Greece include boar, bear, wild cat, brown squirrel, jackal, fox, deer, and wolf. A rare white goat is found in Crete. There are 358 species of birds in Greece, two-thirds of them migratory. Among the birds of prey are the golden and imperial eagle, the vulture, and several species of falcons. Other indigenous varieties of birds are the hawk, owl, pelican, pheasant, partridge, woodcock and nightingale. Some 246 species of fish have been identified. Squid, octopus, red mullet, lobster, prawn, shrimp, crab, oyster, mussel, and cockle are found in great quantity. River fish are rare. Dolphins, so familiar in the legends and sculpture of antiquity, are often seen leaping close to shore. The island of Zakynthos is home to the giant loggerhead turtle caretta-caretta.
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