These majestic ranges are home to some of the world's most fascinating and endangered wild species, including the markhor (Capra falconeri), Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii), musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), Himalayan lynx (Lynx lynx
), blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur), brown bear (Ursus arctos), Indian wolf (Canis lupus), Himalayan ibex (Capra sibirica), and the snow leopard, which is taken as an indicator of this mountainous ecosystem.
Other large mammals found here are the lynx (Lynx lynx
), brown bear (Ursus arctos), wild boar (Sus scrofa), wolf (Canis lupus), golden jackal (Canis aureus), jungle cat (Felis chaus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), badger (Meles meles), and otter (Lutra lutra), etc.
The Eurasian lynx Lynx
lynx vanished from most European countries in the late 19th century (Breitenmoser et al.
Coprological study on helminth fauna in Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx
) from the Bialowieza primaveral forest in eastern Poland.
Fauna of the study area has affinities to Palearctic region and major species include; Snow leopard (Uncia uncia), Black bear (Ursus thibetanus), Himalayan lynx (Lynx lynx
), Grey wolf (Canus lupus), Asiatic jackal (Canus aureus), Markhor (Capra falconeri), Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica), Cape hare (Lepus capensis), Snow cock (Tetraogallous himalayensis) and Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar) (GoNWFP, 2006; Din and Nawaz, 2010).
Anti-OPV antibodies have been demonstrated in carnivores such as European lynx (Lynx lynx
), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), and a brown bear (Ursus arctos) (24,25).
In the last decades, the extermination of carnivores in the Baltic region has stopped (Breitenmoser, 1998; Linnell et al., 2001; Balciauskas, 2008), and this is particularly important for the conservation of lynx (Lynx lynx
) (Lohmus, 2001; Ozolins, 2001).
With its 18 new sites, Poland's protected areas now include the Gory Slonne mountains, home to the lynx Lynx
lynx and the wolf Canis lupus.
The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx
) is a widely distributed felid and, as suck is not considered to be threatened.
The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) has been recognized as a separate species from the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx
) (Werdelin 1981, Honacki et al.
Winter habits of the lynx (Lynx lynx
L.) and wolverine (Gulo gulo L.) as revealed by tracking in the snow.