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Fauna

The island of Crete is characterized by a unique geology compared to the other aegean islands, and for this reason it features a unique range of flora and fauna. The lack of large carnivore mammals is characteristic (with the exception of the wild cat, which is very rare). The island presents the typical effects of insularism, such as the preservation of isolated ecosystems. Its ecosystems are home to some endemic fauna, including some endangered species unique to Crete, such as the Cretan spiny mouse and the Cretan wild goat (kri-kri).

 

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