Bahrain, compared to its neighbors, is relatively green
and livable, however that doesn't mean there is a lot of wildlife or plant life.
There are few mammals, but some hares, hedgehogs, and gazelles have adapted well
to the desert conditions. As a desert there are also no lakes or rivers of any significance,
however the surrounding Persian Gulf does have significant sea life. Among the animals
living here are mackerel, shrimp, and oysters among other fish and shellfish.
The bird life in Bahrain is substantially better, primarily
due to the sea life and migratory patterns. Bird species include the parakeet, warbler,
sandpiper, and flamingos. The reptile and amphibian life is substantially better
as these animals are more adaptable to the desert heat and dryness. There are scorpions,
snakes, and numerous turtles live along the shore.