Europe is considered the world's second smallest continent, but actually Europe is the northwestern peninsula of the larger landmass known as Eurasia, where Asia makes up the eastern part. Thanks to the Gulf Stream much of the continent is dominated by temperate climate, and there are four seasons (in contrast to the dry and rainy season in the tropics). Nature varies from large coniferous forests in the north and east, deciduous forest in the middle and the so-called Mediterranean forest in the arid south. In Central Europe, much of the original forest has been cut down in favor of agriculture. Mountains (to the north called the Arctic) are both in the north-, central and southern Europe.
Learn about our animals from Europe below and see where you can find them in the above.