Park Plitvice Lakes

Album: National Park Plitvice Lakes , Region: National Parks


Animal life flourishes in the unspoiled conditions. The stars of the park are bears and wolves but there are also deer, boar, rabbits, foxes and badgers. There are over 120 different species of birds such as hawks, owls, cuckoos, thrushes, starlings, kingfishers, wild ducks and herons. You might occasionally see black storks and ospreys and flocks of butterflies flutter throughout the park. The waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park were formed by mosses that retain calcium carbonate as river water rushes through the karst. Travertine, or tufa, builds up sprouting plants which grow on top of each other to create barriers to the river. Croatia have 472 sq km of national park on land and 224 km that compose the Kornati Islands.

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