Wildlife of Ladakh

 

 

The cold desert of Ladakh is home to many mammals and birds that have adapted to the extreme cold in different ways. Many of Ladakh's animals are endangered such as the snow leopard, the Tibetan wolf, the Tibetan argali and the black-necked crane. [photo credit: wikimedia.org]

 

 

Asiatic ibex (skin) black-necked crane (cha thung-thung) blue sheep (napo) chukar partridge (srakpa)

 

Asiatic ibex
(skin)
black-necked crane
(cha thung-thung)
blue sheep
(napo)
chukar partridge
(srakpa)

 

Eurasian lynx (eeh) golden eagle (laknak) Himalayan marmot (phiya) Himalayan vulture (thang-kar)

 

Eurasian lynx
(eeh)
golden eagle
(laknak)
Himalayan marmot
(phiya)
Himalayan vulture
(thang-kar)

 

Ladakh pika (zabra) Ladakh urial (shapo) lammergeier (skiaklag) mountain weasel (lakimo)

 

Ladakh pika
(zabra)
Ladakh urial
(shapo)
lammergeier
(skiaklag)
mountain weasel
(lakimo)

 

red fox (watse) snow leopard (schan) Tibetan antelope (tsos) Tibetan argali (nyan)

 

red fox
(watse)
snow leopard
(schan)
Tibetan antelope
(tsos)
Tibetan argali
(nyan)

 

Tibetan gazelle (gowa) Tibetan wild ass (kiang) Tibetan wolf (shanku) woolly hare (ribong)

 

Tibetan gazelle
(gowa)
Tibetan wild ass
(kiang)
Tibetan wolf
(shanku)
woolly hare
(ribong)
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