The Himalayas is a mountain range than spans across countries like India, Tibet, China and their neighboring countries. Thanks to the massive size of the Himalayas, it’s home to a wide variety of animals. Some of these Himalayan animals are native to the range. i.e. these animals cannot be found in any other part of the world.

Since the Himalayas have some of the highest peaks on earth e.g. Mount Everest, it’s cold and snowy throughout the year. Hence the Himalayan animals have adapted to the climatic and environmental conditions over years of evolution. Most of these animals are thick skinned, have heavy furs, hooved feet etc. As you can imagine, these animals are phenomenal; in their appearance as well as their mannerisms.

Giant panda on himalayan mountain

giant panda on himalayan mountain
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2. The colorful Himalayan Monal pheasant

Colorful Himalayan Monal pheasant
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3. A flock of Blue Sheep (Bharel) in the Himalayas

Blue Sheep (bharel) flock in himalayas
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4. Maginificiently horned Argali Sheep

Argali Sheep with maginificient horns
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5. Snow Leopard

snow leapord in himalayas
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6. Domesticated Yak in Tibetan Himalayas

domestic yak in tibet
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7. The eastern kiang (Equus kiang holdereri)

Equus kiang holdereri in himalayas
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8. Black necked Tibetan crane

Tibetan black necked crane
Source:Fotopedia

9. Himalayan Takin

Takin in Tibetan himalayas
Source:Wikimedia

10. Himalayan Marmots

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11. The markhor (Capra falconeri)

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12. Central Chinese Goral

Source:Flickr

13. Red panda

red panda sitting on himalayan tree
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14. Himalayan tahr

himalayan tahr standing on a rock
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15. Himalayan Pika

Himalayan Pika
Source:Wikipedia

The Himalayas is often called as the home of the gods. These animals give a glimpse of how life in heaven must be like! Have you ever seen these himalayan animals? We’d love to share your photographs and experiences with our community of animal lovers!

5 Responses to “Animals of the Himalayan Mountains”

  1. jay

    That’s not a black necked crane it’s a black necked stork.

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