Endemic or Native Mammal Species of Pakistan

Endemic mammals are mammals which are found in a specific geographical location only. Pakistan has many endemic mammals, which definitely make Pakistan a more special place. But unfortunately due to hunting and poaching, many of these mammals are endangered or even critically endangered. But the sad thing about endemic species is that their exclusiveness can become a disadvantage to the survival of their species, as if they die out in their native location their whole species goes extinct! It is thus our duty to help protect these endemic mammals and take care of them, because rich biodiversity is a crown of any nation. We have collected a list of some endemic mammals of Pakistan, check it out..

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12 Vulnerable and Endangered Animal Species of Pakistan
Endangered and Critically Endangered Animals of Pakistan

 

PAKISTAN SAND CAT

Scientific Name: Felis margarita scheffeli

Location:  Chagai Hills, Balochistan

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

 

CHILTAN IBEX OR CHILTAN GOAT

Scientific Name: Capra aegagrus chialtanensis

Location: Chiltan, Balochistan

Conservation Status: endangered

 

SINDH IBEX

Scientific Name: Capra aegagrus blythi

Location: Sindh Province

Conservation Status:  vulnerable

Sindh ibex - Capra aegagrus blythi

Image Source: [2], CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

BALOCHISTAN BLACK BEAR

Scientific Name: Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus

Location: Balochistan Mountains (Hills around Khuzdar)

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Asiatic BlackBear

Image Source: Laura Wolf, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDUS RIVER DOLPHIN

Scientific Name: Platanista minor

Location: Indus River, Pakistan.

Conservation Status: Endangered

 

WOOLLY FLYING SQUIRREL

Scientific Name: Eupetaurus cinereus

Location: Northern areas of Pakistan.

Conservation Status: Endangered

Woolly Flying Squirrel in the wildImage Source: Masood Lohar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

PALE GRAY SHREW

Scientific Name: Crocidura pergrisea

Location: Gilgit Baltistan (Shigar valley and Dosai)

Conservation Status: Threatened

 

PUNJAB URIAL

Scientific Name: Ovis vignei punjabiensis

Location: Punjab Province (Salt Ranges, Margalla Mountains etc)

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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Image Source: GodeNehler, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

BALOCHISTAN FOREST DORMOUSE

Scientific Name: Dryomys niethammeri

Location: Balochistan (Ziarat)

Conservation Status: Endangered

 

BALOCHISTAN PYGMY JERBOA

Scientific Name: Salpingotulus michaelis

Location: Balochistan province

Conservation Status: Endangered

 

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Endemic or Native Bird Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Reptile Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Amphibian Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Fish Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Plant Species of Pakistan

 

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