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Find the Big5

Meet our Big 5

The BIG 5 are Scotland's most amazing animals.

As part of our celebration of the Year of Natural Scotland in 2013, we're putting these animals in the limelight. It's time to give them the fame they deserve, because each one of them is unique and fascinating.

Who is in your Big 5? From red squirrels to mountain hares, Scotland has an amazing variety of wildlife found in magical places.

We have placed a focus on five of Scotland's iconic species to encourage you to discover some fabulous places and wonderful wildlife. Our species are firmly associated with Scotland, hugely popular and there are good opportunities to see them.

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