LAHORE -- The Punjab Wildlife Department recovered three baby mouflon sheep (Urial
) from illegal capitivity of a man in Mandi Bahauddin district.
The phylogenetic tree using Neighbor-Joining method based on partial mtDNA control region (481bp) of Kail sheep rooted with wild sheep (Urial
) revealed two mitochondrial lineages A and B (Figure 1).
It provides a good habitat for different wildlife species like Punjab Urial
(Ovis orientalis punjabiensis), Asiatic jackal (Canis aureus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), desert hare (Lepus nigricollis), Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) besides the two mongoose species (Herpestes javanicus and H.
Then west to the several urial
sheep and on to the mouflons ("moufliforms").
Though much of the park's wildlife has been lost, recent surveys indicate that it still contains ibex (a species of wild goat) and urial
(a type of wild sheep), along with wolves, foxes, smaller mammals and fish, and various bird species including the Afghan snow finch, which is believed to be the only bird found exclusively in Afghanistan.
--Sir Bani Yas Island is home to many animals that the World Conservation Union classifies as critically endangered or vulnerable to the wild, including sea turtles, sand gazelles, blackbuck antelope, Urial
sheep, barbay sheep and Arabian oryx.
According to the notification, zebras, nilgai, hog deer, barking deer, urial
and blackbuck will be fed green fodder at 9am and grams at 12pm.
These include one chital, three blackbucks and one urial
. The number of markhors, which is also the national animal of Pakistan, has also increased with the birth of four baby markhors.
The initiative was aimed at protection of Markhor and Urial
in Torghar hills of Baluchistan.
Community-based Trophy Hunting Programme of wild ungulates (Markhor, Urial
, Ibex and Blue Sheep) is being successfully implemented in Pakistan.
The majority of urial
were recorded at the elevation range of 2600-3000 m amsl, while the minimum between 4000 to 5000 m amsl showing a continuous decline with increasing elevation (Fig.
Methodology: After a careful survey of the whole area, selection of four sites was made based on elevation, aspect and vegetation type, to monitor the population density of the urial