Wildlife of the Pyrenees

Due to their relative isolation and lack of human habitation the Pyrenees are home to a huge variety of wildlife, with many native species unique to the Pyrenees. The Pyrenees are one of the few places to find the Pyrenean Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus), Pyrenean Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica) and Pyrenean Brown Bear(Ursus arctos).

The best way to spot wildlife in the Pyrenees is on one of our walking holidays. Although your chances of seeing a bear or desman are very small, we often spot isard up on the steep mountain slopes, and Marmot and Griffon vultures are a common sight in the cirque de Troumouse on our Explorer walks. As part of your guided MountainBug holiday, your guide will show you as much as they can of the flora and fauna, sharing their passion for the Pyrenees.

Please use the right hand menu to find out more about the various wildlife to be found in the Pyrenees. We are gradually building up a library of descriptions and photographs, although currently the list is not extensive.