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Fauna of Las Alpujarras
Just as its flora, the wide range of species of fauna of Las Alpujarras is distributed in bands according to the altitude of the terrain, where they live, reaching from the coastline to the high mountains.
The summits are the domain of the mountain goats. It is also home to the majestic imperial eagle, the alpine accentor and other species such as the snow vole. The more open areas are home to the jewelled lizard, the spouted night adder and other reptiles that the eagles feed on. Everywhere there are wild boars and hares.
At mid-mountain altitudes we can find foxes, badgers and genets.
La Alpujarra Baja is in no way less impressive there are many rare species of birds such as the Eurasian Griffon and ducks; there are pigeons, doves, canaries, sparrows and swallows. There are also wildcat and stone martens. Abundant nearer the coast are kingfishers, ducks and sea gulls.
Donkeys, Mules and Bulls
In Las Alpujarras the donkey, the mule and the bull are still used as farming beasts to plough the land and as a means of transport. They also provide the most interesting way for touristsâ€™ sightseeing tours of the more rural areas.