The Marco Polo sheep
is slab-sided; relatively thin through the body; with a long, thick coat.
Some rare species are found here including Marco Polo sheep
, ibex, markhors, blue sheep, lynx, snow leopard, leopard cat, brown and black bears, fox, wolf, marmot, chakor, ram chakor and golden eagle.
In Pakistan, there are numerous species that are at risk of extinction such as our national animal Flare horned Markhor, Marco Polo sheep
, Ladakh Urial, musk deer, brown bear, Indus Dolphin and amidst the large cats, the beautiful snow leopard.
There has been a decrease in the number of mountain goats, Marco Polo sheep
, boars for over the past few years, Baibakpayev noted.
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.
The region is home to many rare species, such as Marco Polo sheep
, ibex, markhor, urial, blue sheep, lynx, snow leopard, leopard cat, brown and black bears, wolf, fox, marmote, chakor and ram chakor and golden eagle.
In the high mountains of Central Asia, you can hunt ibex in the same mountains where Marco Polo sheep
are hunted, with the same outfitters, from the same camps, at a small fraction of the cost.
Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica) Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) Astore markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei) Marco polo sheep
(Ovis ammon polii) and Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in Gilgit-Baltistan.
For example, the number of Marco Polo sheep
has increased by 1,000, mountain sheep - by 2,000.
I've just returned from hunting Marco Polo sheep
in Kyrgyzstan and I can honestly tell you the rangefinder played a key role in the success of the hunt.
The KNP was built in 1975 with the primary objective of protecting the threatened species Marco Polo sheep
(Ovis ammon polii) and its natural habitat.
In makeshift stalls one could see the prized camels and their newborn, the Sarja, Karakul and Merino sheep with their freshly born kids, the Swiss, Holstein and local cows, the Marco Polo sheep
and the mountain goat.