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Markhor the National Animal of Pakistan

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  1. Zaki

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    because this Animal is not found in many countries. Its only be seen in Pakistan, Afghanistan and couple of central asian states. It was named National animal of Pakistan because its mostly found in Pakistan only (due to its uniqueness).

    This what i think - could be wrong though
     
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    snow leopard numbers taken from wikipedia, which in turn sourced from peer reviewed journal.


    Range Country Habitat Area
    (km2.) Estimated
    Population[1]
    Afghanistan 50,000 100-200?
    Bhutan 15,000 100-200?
    China 1,100,000 2,000-2,500
    India 75,000 200-600
    Kazakhstan 50,000 180-200
    Kyrgyz Republic 105,000 150-500
    Mongolia 101,000 500-1000
    Nepal 30,000 300-500
    Pakistan 80,000 200-420
    Tajikistan 100,000 180-220
    Uzbekistan 10,000 20-50
     
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  3. Crypto

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    :hitwall:we are not talking about snow leopard mate, Markhor! which is very rare
     
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    He was replying to people who claimed that there were hardly any snow leopards in India and asking about population of snow leopards in Pakistan as well. You misinterpreted it.
     
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    This is a image taken in India
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    The snow leopard in found in India in areas with an altitude of above 3200 m (10,500 feet). It is seen in the Himalayan regions of North India, including the northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh, and the North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Worldwide snow leopards are found in the mountainous regions of Central Asia, China, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
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    Snow Leopard Conservancy Trust India, based in the Ladakh District of Jammu and Kashmir State, has projects both inside and outside Hemis National Park. Established in 1981, the 3,350 square-kilometer park offers excellent habitat for snow leopards and harbors four species of wild sheep and goats, giving it international biodiversity importance. About 1,600 people live in the park in more than a dozen settlements.
    Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust
    http://www.snowleopardconservancy.org/pdf/shan_usa.pdf

    Snow leopard is the national symbol of Tatars and Kazakhs
     
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    I also read somewhere that this animal eats snakes and that's why its spit when it through its very costly it used against snake bite cure.
     
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    Snow leopards are in pakistan, I think i saw them in a movie named VERTICAL LIMIT, which was shooted in northern areas of Pakistan, nways there are snow leopard in pk for sure
     
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    Is it dual engine, what about its upthrust
    :rofl::rofl:

    Just kidding :lol:
     
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    i hope the goat goes extinct soon so we can replace it with the leopard

    any gentlemen up for a hunting trip ?
     
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    I have a stuffed markhor and 1 with its skin and horns....... me and my father camped for 3 days on suleiman ranges,Zhob Balouchistan(Pakistan).... i know a local who sold a baby markhor who only 10000 rs to a guy here....... leopards are also found in muree,Balouchistan and other nothern parts of Pakistan.....

    Our National bird is Hubara Bustard.... one of the most rare birds on earth.... me and my pop shot 2 last winter in baolouchistan.....
     
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    no actually you misinterperated. I was talking about Markhor and Kallu be quoted my post and showing stats of Snow leopards instead
     
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    I wish we had a do not like button here. I don't understand the fascination for hunting just for the thrill especially rare animals.
     
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    That is the legend of the animal here, but in reality no one has witnessed it munching on one!
     
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    like to taste its meat man i think it will be more testy
     
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    Hi
    it's a goat :confused: . I thought it would be one of those Pheasants they are really awesome