Wild Animals of Pakistan

Kashmir Gray Langur

November 6th, 2013 by

The Kashmir Gray Langur is a leaf-eating monkey and lives in several types of forests at altitudes between 2200 and 4000 meters. The Kashmir Gray Langur is considered to be endangered. This is due to its restricted range, fragmented population, and threats from human...

Leopards

November 6th, 2013 by

The distribution of leopard is from the Indus River in the west, and the Himalayas in the north. In the Himalayas they are sympatric with snow leopards up to 5,200 metres (17,100 ft) above sea level. The trend of the population is decreasing. They...

Asian Black Bear

November 6th, 2013 by

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus) is a medium-sized species of bear seen across the Himalayas and the northern parts of Pakistan. They rarely live in elevations of more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m). They usually inhabit elevations around 11,480 feet (3,500 m) in...

Marco Polo Sheep

November 6th, 2013 by

Most Marco Polo sheep live in the Pamir Mountains region adjacent to the borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and China. Their elevation ranges from 3,700 to 4,800 m (12,100 to 15,700 ft) above sea level; The subspecies lives mainly in the northwestern part...

Snow Leopard

November 6th, 2013 by

In Pakistan, The snow leopard’s geographic distribution runs from the Hindu Kush through the Pamir Mountains, Karakoram, Kashmir and the Himalaya. The estimated population of snow leopards in Pakistan is around 400 to 500. Snow leopards generally weighing between 27 and 55 kg with...

Himalayan Brown Bear

November 6th, 2013 by

Commonly associated with the Deosai Plateau in Pakistan, the Himalayan Brown Bears are the largest animals in the Himalayas and are usually sandy or reddish-brown in colour. Himalayan Brown Bears males range from 1.5m up to 2.2m (4 ft 11in – 7 ft 3in)...

Markhor

November 6th, 2013 by

The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. The markhor is a large species of wild goat that is found in northern Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan and northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). The species is classed by the IUCN as Endangered, as there are fewer than 2,500 mature...

Golden Marmot

November 4th, 2013 by

The long-tailed marmot or golden marmot (Marmota caudata) is a species of marmot in the Sciuridae family. It is found in high mountain areas of Pakistan above 3000 meters. Marmots are large ground squirrels in the genus Marmota, of which there are 15 species....