Cordoba has four main natural parks in its province. Cordoba has a large mountain range with an endless number of animals and different types of plants where we can find different routes for hiking or even villages in the middle of the mountains. One of the natural parks of Cordoba is the natural park of Cardeña-Montoro.
This natural park is located at the end of the province and is part of the region of Los Pedroches. Its landscape is the landscape of the Mediterranean forest and is one of the areas of Andalusia that houses more variety of animals in its interior. In this list of animals we would find both protected and unprotected species and can be seen when visiting the park.
In this park it is remarkable the population of both the Iberian lynx and the wolf. In this natural park live an estimated 200 Iberian lynx, one of the most endemic and famous animals of Andalusia but which is in serious danger of extinction. On the other hand, it is also important the number of imperial eagles in the area, as this animal is also seriously threatened. It is a park that not only stands out for its beautiful natural landscape but also for all the fauna it preserves intact.
Another famous park is the natural park of Hornachuelos which is located in Sierra Morena. It is an area with numerous streams and reservoirs where you can make several hiking trails enjoying a wonderful landscape bathed by water. It also has a great fauna, being able to see the specimen of black vulture, and also the imperial eagle. A wonderful natural area where you can walk and enjoy the countryside and the life that nature offers.
Another important natural park would be the natural park of the Subbetica which is located in the south of the province of Cordoba. In this park we can also enjoy a great variety of both fauna and flora, although its main attraction is the cave of bats that is located in the town of Zuheros and its castle. This natural area is not only a natural park but it is also recognized as a geopark by UNESCO in Europe. This park is also characterized by the large number of hiking trails it offers for people who like to enjoy the countryside and nature.
Finally, the province of Cordoba also has a natural park called Reserva Natural Lagunas del Sur. This space is composed of several wetlands and is famous for being a hibernation and nesting area for birds. Its waters come from the subsoil, from subway aquifers that can reach up to 13 meters deep. In the Zoñar lagoon, which is located in the vicinity of Aguilar de la Frontera, there are two marked hiking trails for visitors to visit and enjoy an unusual landscape typically natural with a great variety of fauna.
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