Mammals of Latvia

Exhibition "Mammals of Latvia"
Exhibition "Mammals of Latvia"
Photo - LMNH

The exhibition features nearly all mammal species inhabiting Latvia (47 of 62 species in total). Many of them are on both the Latvian and European endangered species lists.

Mammals from six different orders are showcased: soricomorpha (formerly insectivora), chiroptera (bats), lagomorpha (hares, rabits, pikas), rodentia, carnivora (carnivores), and artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates). Also showcased is the largest mammal in Latvia – the moose, and the smallest mammal – the pygmy shrew.

Interactive games help visitors to learn more about mammal tracks and signs left by gnawing animals, thus enhancing the educational experience.

The exhibition was created in 1977.