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The countryside is a place far from urbanization that usually has large dimensions of land that is used for the production of commercial crops or for raising livestock. Possibly you know the animals that live in the field and some of its peculiarities.

But what do you know about those wild animals that live in the countryside? To solve this question, we invite you to continue reading this article by Ecologist Verde, in which we will develop everything about the animals that live in the field, mentioning both those that have been domesticated by people as well as wild animals.

Cow and bull

When we think of farm animals, undoubtedly the first things that appear in our minds are the cow and the bull (Bos primigenius taurus). This species has been domesticated for thousands of years and descended from the wild subspecies Bos primigenius primigenius. Through the years there have been crosses, intended by humans, between different cows and bulls. These crosses gave rise to a wide variety of races that can be classified both by their physical characteristics and by their productive capacity.

Regarding the characteristics of the species, it belongs to the family of the bovids, a family of strictly herbivorous mammals. Another feature is based on the fact that they are ruminantsIn other words, they digest food in two stages thanks to their four stomachs. Yes, four stomachs! Amazing, right? The complex digestive system that they present allows them to digest the resistant vegetable fibers from the grasses that they consume in the fields or farms.

As a curiosity, we encourage you to read this other article on Do cows pollute?


The pig (Sus scrofa domestica), also called pig or pig, is another of the typical farm animals. It is a species that has been domesticated by humans over time and, as in the previous case, numerous breeds have developed according to the productive objectives of farmers.

The pig as a species is characterized by its great intelligence, in fact, they are believed to have the intelligence of a three-year-old, which makes them smarter than many dogs. They present a curious character and are social, mainly when they inhabit natural environments, not so in industrial farms.

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Within the rural area animals, we cannot fail to mention the horse (Equus ferus caballus) a large herbivorous mammal that has a long history with humans. The horses are animals that live in stables if they are domesticated and together with the human being or they are wild animals in certain areas of the world.

They have been taken into account not only for field work, but also for their sports use and for therapy. This gave rise to the many breeds that exist today: from miniature horses such as the Falabella breed to large horses such as the Shire breed.


Regarding the wild animals living in the field, we can talk about haresLepus spp.), which belong to the Leporidae family, just like rabbits. On the contrary to rabbits, which some of their species have been domesticated by humans, hares are wild. Regarding their characteristics, hares are herbivorous animals, larger than rabbits and fast moving, more than rabbits. It is also worth mentioning that hares are found in practically all biomes in the world, from savannas, grasslands, deserts to polar and mountainous areas.

Here you can learn more about the Difference between hare and rabbit.


In the field, it is also common to find foxes, which belong to the Vulpini group within the taxonomic family of Canidae. As there is a wide diversity of fox species distributed over the different continents, their physical characteristics differ considerably between species. However, they are all medium in size, smaller than wolves and have a thin snout and prominent ears. Usually they are lonely animals and its diet is carnivorous, relying mainly on rodents.


Insects are a taxonomic group that includes a large variety of invertebrate animals:

  • Butterflies
  • Moths
  • Grasshopper.
  • Crickets.
  • Flies.
  • Bees
  • Wasps
  • Ants.
  • Aphids

Is very common to find them in the field and, in fact, many of them fulfill a fundamental role, that of pollinating crops. Others, rather, can be harmful to commercial crops, by feeding on them, but it also has an important role in ecosystems.

In this other post you can learn more about the Classification of insects and species names.

Other animals that live in the field

So far we have mentioned and developed some examples of animals that live in the field. Others examples of animals that live in the field and that have been domesticated by humans are:

  • Sheep
  • Roosters and chickens.
  • Rabbits
  • Donkeys
  • Goats

Now if we want to know more examples of wild animals living in the countrysideWe must bear in mind that the different species that we can find depend on the geographical location, biome and more, but in general terms we can mention:

  • Pollinating, scavenger, granivorous and insectivorous birds, among others.
  • Snakes
  • Rodents
  • Lizards.
  • Toads and frogs.
  • Weasels
  • Possums.

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