More than 30 mammal species lives in Goričko. Most species abundant group are bats with 15 species. Hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor), badger (Meles meles), pine marten (Martes martes), beech marten (Martes foina) and common ferret (Mustela putorius) are all nocturnal. In the last few years, Golden jackal (Canis aureus) became a regular resident of Goričko.  Well known among locals is red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Among rodents red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and fat dormouse (Glis glis) are important for seed dispersion and subsequently for forest regeneration. Goričko is home to the most vital otter population in Slovenia and has one of the largest populations of game.  



Bats are probably the most intriguing group of mammals. They are the only mammals capable of true flight. Their noctu...

Eurasian otter

The most vital population of otter in Slovenia can be found in Goričko Nature park. 

Eurasian beaver

Gnawed trees are a sign that beavers returned to Goričko. 

Red deer

The red deer (Cervus elaphus) is the largest deer species in Slovenia and the fourth-largest deer in the world....