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Inside Dachigam On World Wildlife Day: A Photo Feature

By INS Desk , in Events , at March 3, 2021

By Zargar Zahoor

A leopard walks in its enclosure in Dachigam National Park in Srinagar’s outskirts on March 03, observed as World Wildlife Day
A herd of deer, known locally as Hangul, grazing on a hillock at the Dachigam National Park . Today, the Hangul, the state animal of Jammu & Kashmir, is restricted to the 141 square kilometres of Dachigam National Park, although some studies suggest that small isolated Hangul groups of five to ten have been reported from Shikargah-Tral and the Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary in south Kashmir.
Deer is considered to be an endangered animal. A massive decline in the population of Kashmir’s iconic wildlife species, the Hangul, continues to be a big concern as conservation efforts for the deer, going on for years, have not yielded any significant results so far.
Black bears are seen roaming in Dachigam National Park On Wednesday. The population of black bears has increased over the past few years.

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