Forest Animals

Bank Vole
Bank Vole
Class: Mammalia: Mammals Diet: Leaves
Order: Rodentia: Rodents
Size: body: 8 - 11 cm (3 1/4 - 4 1/4 in), tail: 3 - 6.5 cm (1 1/4 - 2 12/ in)
Family: Microtinae: Voles and Lemmings Conservation Status: Non-threatened 
Scientific Name: Clethrionomys glareolus Habitat: woodland
Range: Europe (not extreme north or south), east to USSR

Size of Bank VoleThe bank vole feeds on softer plant material than most voles. It will climb on bushes to find its food, eating buds, leaves and fruit, as well as some insects. It is active night and day, with several rest periods, and, like other voles, it clears well-defined runways in the grass and makes shallow tunnels. Nests are usually made under logs or among tree roots, and in summer females produce several litters of 3 to 5 young each.

Range of Bank Vole
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