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schlanders radweg nationalpark stilfser joch

Flora and fauna

A species-rich flora and fauna exists under extreme conditions in the Stelvio National Park.

The extraordinary biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the area around the mighty Ortles Alps includes the Alpine ibex and the chamois which find here an ideal terrain. Furthermore, the woods of the Stelvio National Park are home to the red deer, the red fox and the great spotted woodpecker. Also marmots and 20 species of bats can be found in the nature reserve.

The golden eagle, however, is the undisputed king of the air. Also the bearded vulture can be seen again today, thanks to the breeding success and research at the Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck. During the re-introduction project, 11 young bearded vultures were released in the Val Martello valley. The outstanding flora includes the precious edelweiss, the glacier buttercup and the Nigritella. On the meadows stretching between the valleys and altitudes of more than 3,000 m a.s.l., you will also find the snowbell, the mountain avens and the bird's-eye primrose.

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