May 22, 2024, 07:13 PM IST

10 animals that are found only in Himalayas

Shweta Singh

These elusive big cats are adapted to the cold, rugged terrain of the Himalayas and are known for their beautiful, spotted coats.

Snow Leopard

A type of wild goat, the Himalayan Tahr is native to the rugged, steep slopes of the Himalayas.

Himalayan Tahr

Found in the temperate forests of the eastern Himalayas, this small mammal is known for its reddish-brown fur and bushy tail.

Red Panda

Also known as the Impeyan Pheasant, this bird is the national bird of Nepal and is noted for its strikingly colorful plumage.

Himalayan Monal

These small, solitary deer are known for the males' musk gland, which is highly valued and has led to poaching and conservation concerns.

Musk Deer

A large ground squirrel that lives in colonies in the alpine meadows of the Himalayas, often seen basking in the sun or standing sentinel.

Himalayan Marmot

A subspecies of the Asiatic black bear, these bears are found in the forested regions of the Himalayas and have a distinctive white chest mark.

Himalayan Black Bear

Also known as Bharal, these sheep are well adapted to the rocky, mountainous terrain and are preyed upon by snow leopards.

Himalayan Blue Sheep

This amphibian is found in the moist, montane forests of the Himalayas, particularly in the eastern regions.

Himalayan Newt