There are a wide variety of animals that live in the Mediterranean climate including the golden jackal, the mouflon and the wild goat. The subtropical Mediterranean climate is comprised of low lying shrublands and woodlands.
Other animals that live in the Mediterranean region include sheep, cattle and wild horses as well as rabbits and lynx. Birds of prey such as vultures and eagles are also found in the region. In the Mediterranean climate, cactus and other water-storing plants tend to thrive. Plants have to be able to conserve water because the winters are short and wet and the summers are long and dry. People profit in this area by growing olives, oranges, culinary herbs and by growing and harvesting cork.