Animals that live in the field

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

Cow and bull

When we think of farm animals, undoubtedly the first things that appear in our minds are the cow and the bull. This species has been domesticated for thousands of years and is descended from the wild subspecies Bos primigenius primigenius . Through the years, human-intended crosses have been made 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 Bovid family, a family of strictly herbivorous mammals. Another characteristic is based on the fact that they are ruminants , that is, they digest food in two stages thanks to the four stomachs they have. Yes, four stomachs! Amazing, right? Their complex digestive system allows them to digest the resistant vegetable fibers from the grasses they consume in the fields or farms.


The 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 it is believed that they present the intelligence of a three-year-old child, which makes them more intelligent than many dogs. They have a curious character and are social, mainly when they inhabit natural environments, not in industrial farms.


Among the animals of the rural area , we cannot fail to mention the horse, a large herbivorous mammal that has a long history with humans. Horses are animals that live in stables if they are domesticated and together with humans, 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.

As for the wild animals that live in the countryside , we can talk about hares ( Lepus spp . ), Which belong to the Leporidae family, just like rabbits. In contrast 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 the biomes of the world, from savannas, grasslands, deserts to polar and mountainous areas.


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. In general, they are usually solitary animals and their diet is carnivorous, based mainly on rodents.


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

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

It 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.

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