Home of The Himalayan brown bears-Deosai National Park

Deosai National Park is above the tree line and at an average height of 13,500 feet above sea level, the Deosai Plains are among the highest plateaus in the world. The Deosai Plains cover an area of virtually 3,000 square kilometers. For just over half the year – between November and May – Deosai is snow-bound. In the summer months when the snow elucidates, Deosai is accessible from Skardu in the north and the Astore Valley in the west.

Deosai National Park make up one of the last frontiers of natural habitat for the Himalayan brown bear, a creature that once roamed the mountains liberatingly. The park currently has inbetween 20-28 Brown bears. This park was establised to forfend these imperilled bears. Recently a research project has commenced by Himalayan Wildlife Substructure  and the Northern Areas Forests, Parks, and Wildlife Department to secure the survival of the brown bear in the Deosai Plains and to monitor their population. The Deosai Plains are withal home to the ibex, red fox, golden marmot, wolf, the Ladakh urial, the snow leopard, and a number of denizen and migratory birds.Mammals in the Deosai National Park include–Brown bear, Snow leopard, Himalayan Musk deer, Golden marmot, Pika, Migratory hamster and Ermine.
Birds in the Deosai National Park are–Golden eagle, Lammagier vulture, Griffon vulture, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk and Snow cock

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