Apr 19, 2024, 08:17 PM IST

Animals that only found in Pakistan 

Shweta Singh

The national animal of Pakistan, the Markhor is a wild goat species known for its impressive twisted horns and elusive nature. It inhabits the mountainous regions of northern and western Pakistan.


This freshwater dolphin is found exclusively in the lower reaches of the Indus River in Pakistan. It is one of the world's rarest dolphin species and is classified as endangered.

Indus River Dolphin

Found in the high-altitude mountain ranges of northern Pakistan, including the Himalayas and Karakoram, the snow leopard is a magnificent and elusive big cat known for its thick fur and incredible camouflage.

Snow Leopard

A subspecies of the sand cat, this small wild cat is native to the deserts of Pakistan, including the Cholistan Desert and the Thar Desert.

Pakistani Sand Cat

Also known as the mugger crocodile, this species inhabits freshwater habitats such as rivers, lakes, and marshes in Pakistan. It is found in various regions, including the Indus River basin.

Pakistani Marsh Crocodile

This wild goat species is found in the mountainous regions of northern Pakistan, particularly in the Himalayas and Karakoram ranges. It is known for its large, curved horns.

Himalayan Ibex

Endemic to the Chiltan range in Balochistan province, this subspecies of wild goat is found only in Pakistan. It is classified as endangered due to habitat loss and hunting.

Chiltan Wild Goat

Another subspecies of the Markhor, the Astor Markhor is found in the Astor Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan. It is distinguished by its large, spiral horns.

Astor Markhor

Endemic to the Indus River in Pakistan, this blind dolphin is a subspecies of the Indus River dolphin. 

Pakistani Blind Dolphin