Ireland is a country that is well known for its people and its beautiful green landscape. Yet Ireland is not usually associated with being a location that is full of wild animals. In fact, Ireland holds the distinction of being the country with the LEAST amount of dangerous animals on earth.
Visitors to Ireland are very unlikely to be mauled by a tiger or attacked by a bear but they might still see some animals that call the Emerald Isle their home. As a vast and lush landscape, Ireland actually has many animals that thrive in its rivers and on its fields. Birds, frogs, otters, rabbits and many other animals are year-long residents in Ireland that are often viewed with affection by both natives and tourists.
Below is a list of five animals that are commonly seen in Ireland. Some of these creatures are specific to certain locations while others tend to be more widespread.