The squat and furry water vole is a diurnal creature that can be found in either aquatic or dry habitats. Despite its versatility, it is a threatened species suffering from a substantial population decline.
The water vole is a threatened species. It has suffered the largest decline of any British mammal in recent years. Some estimates now place the population decline of water voles at 90%. Although water voles have declined in Norfolk, it remains a national stronghold with strong populations in the Broads, along the North Norfolk coast, in the Fens area and on the South Norfolk Claylands.
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