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Family: Cervidae J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule - I IUCN Status: Critically Endangered A sub-species of European Red Deer Inhabit temperate forests (broad-leaved - coniferous forests intercepted with meadows) between 1500 – 3600 m. Commonly sighted (Oct - Feb) in Dachigam National Park, Srinagar .

Musk Deer

Family: Cervidae J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule - I IUCN Status: Critically Endangered A sub-species of European Red Deer Inhabit temperate forests (broad-leaved - coniferous forests intercepted with meadows) between 1500 – 3600 m. Commonly sighted (Oct - Feb) in Dachigam National Park, Srinagar .

Chiru

Family: Bovidae J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule - I IUCN Status: Critically Endangered Distributed along the Tibetan plateau A migratory population visit Ladakh during summer season. Trans Himalayan deserts between 3250 – 5500 m. Sighted in DBO area and Chang Chen Mo Valley, Ladakh Himalayan tahr

Himalayan tahr

Family: Bovidae J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule - I IUCN Status: Endangered A copper – brown mountain goat that lives in extremely inaccessible terrain. Inhabit precipitous slopes – prefers oak forests. Occasionally seen in Kishtwar National Park, Jammus

Asiatic Black Bear

Family: Ursidae J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule - I IUCN Status: Vulnerable A large forest – dwelling bear also called the Moon Bear due to the crescent shaped white mark on its chest. Heavily forested broad –leaved and coniferous forests.

Markhor

MarkhorFamily: Bovidae J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule - I IUCN Status: Critically Endangered The largest mountain goat in the world. Found in dense pine and birch forest, or open barren slopes. Commonly sighted in Limber, Lachipora & Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuaries, Kashmir

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