The Urals is a region of Eurasia, most of which is occupied by a system of mountain ranges called the Ural Mountains. They stretched for 2,500 kilometers, as if dividing the country into European and Asian parts. By the way, it is here that the secret Europe-Asia border passes, as evidenced by the numerous steles on the roads.
Nature in the Urals is extremely diverse. There are steppes, and serious heights, and river valleys, as well as majestic forests. Animal world to match the environment. Here you can meet both deer and garden dormouse.
Reddish ground squirrel
The Ural Mountains stretch from south to north in a rather narrow strip, so the natural zones throughout the region change greatly. The southern end of the mountains borders on the steppes of Kazakhstan, where steppe rodents, jerboas, hamsters and other rodents live in large numbers. Here you can meet interesting and rare birds entered in the Red Book of the Chelyabinsk region, for example, Udoda or curly pelican.
Already in the Southern Urals, the steppe turns into a mountainous wooded area, where the bear is a classic large animal. Foxes, wolves and hares are also widespread. The Middle and Polar Urals contain even more forests and large animals marols, deer, elk. Finally, at the northernmost end of the Ural region, typical inhabitants of the polar regions appear, for example, the snowy owl, which is distinguished by its beautiful snow-white plumage.
On the territory of the Urals there are many specially protected areas designed to preserve and multiply certain species of fauna. These include the Ilmensky, Vishera, Bashkir and South Ural state nature reserves, the Kharlushevsky nature reserve and others.