The alpine accentor (Prunella collaris), The Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica), The common redpoll (Acanthis flammea), The Tatra marmot (Marmota marmota latirostris)

The ring ouzel (Turdus torquatus), The black grouse (Tetrao tetrix), The brown bear (Ursus arctos), The dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Only a small group of animals, which are adapted to harsh cold conditions, can survive in the mountain pine, alpine meadows and on the rocks all year round. Typical local animals are chamois and marmots - they also live in other mountains of the world, but ours are special subspecies that only live in the Tatras, so they are endemic to the Tatras. For chamois, the grassy slopes provide pasture, which they dig out from under the snow during winter. Marmots spend the winter sleeping in burrows. They survive thanks to the fat they have accumulated during the summer. Chamois and marmots belong not only to Tatra endemics, but also to glacial relicts - do you know what that means? - find the answer using the QR code.

From time to time bears, lynxes and wolves visit here above the upper forest line when moving for food. Sometimes you can also meet deer here. Among the small birds, there is the alpine accentor, dunnock, common redpoll or ring ouzel occuring, the grassy areas above the mountain pine are used by the black grouse.

Thank you for using only the marked hiking trails, thereby reducing the level of animal disturbance.