Top 5 Most Amazing Animals Of Himalayas
- Wild Boar
The wild boar is a widely distributed mammal that found throughout the Asia, Northwest Africa and Europe. There are 16 different subspecies of wild boar in the world. Wild boars can thrive in different types of habitats. They can even find in the Himalayan range. The wild boars found in the Himalayan range of India have a grayish-black coat.
- Himalayan Black Bear
The Himalayan black bear is also known as Asiatic black bear that found across the foothills of Himalayas, Southern China, Myanmar, Southern Russia and Afghanistan. Due to deforestation and hunting, the population of Himalayan black bears have decreased dramatically. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has been classified this species as vulnerable.
The Himalayan black bears are medium to large sized bears. Normally, an adult Himalayan black bear has a body length between 54 to 65 inches and weighs up to 120 kg. They have a beautiful black coat with yellow crescent on the chest. These amazing bears have been hunted for decades specifically for their skin and gall bladder.
- Himalayan Monal
The Himalayan monal is a stunning colorful bird of the pheasant family. This beautiful bird found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to Nepal to Northeast India. They inhabit in open or mixed forests. Himalayan monal is also the National bird of Nepal. It is a high-altitude bird, prefer to live in high mountainous slopes at a height of 6880 to 14800 feet above sea level.
- Himalayan Tahr
Himalayan Tahr is a relative of the wild goat. They are native to Himalayan ranges of Northern India, Nepal and Southern Tibet. The Himalayan Tahrs are perfectly adapted to life in the high mountain slopes and wooded hills of the Himalayas. They have long, dark brown upper coat with a thick undercoat. It keeps their body remain warm in the cold weather. In spring, their coat becomes thinner and lighter in color. Thus, the Himalayan Tahr can perfectly regulate the body temperature in all seasons.
- Red Panda
The red panda is a domestic cat sized mammal with a big bushy tail. They found temperate forests of the Himalayas. According to International Union for Conservation of Nature Red panda is a threatened species. Only less than 10000 red pandas left in the world due to habitat loss, fragmentation and poaching.
The red pandas measures 20-25 inches in length and 4-62 kg in weight. They have very attractive long reddish-brown fur. The most noticeable feature of the red pandas is their long bushy tail which have a length between 11-20 inches. Their big tail also has an alternate light and dark rings.