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Chitral Gol National Park Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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Chitral Gol National Park Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is situated in the beautiful valley of Chitral. Chitral Gol is a narrow valley, its gorge running for some 18km before broadening out into a basin surrounded by high peaks. Numerous tributaries drain into the Chitral Gol, which flows southwards into the Kunar River. Visitors and Visitor Facilities Include two hunting lodges, originally built by the Mehtars.

Chitral Gol National Park Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is famous for its Markhor goats, estimated 100-125 in 1970, and 225 in 1975. A more recent estimate indicates a population size of 650. Other ungulates, such as Siberian ibex and Ladakh urial (Shapu), occur in very small numbers, as do black bear. The status of snow leopard changed from tenuous security in 1970 to seriously threatened by 1974. The species does not appear to be resident, visiting the park occasionally. Wolves are seen less frequently following restrictions on grazing by livestock.

 

Wildlife: Chitral Gol National Park Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is famous for its Markhor goats, estimated 100-125 in 1970, and 225 in 1975. A more recent estimate indicates a population size of 650. Other ungulates, such as Siberian ibex and Ladakh urial (Shapu), occur in very small numbers, as do black bear. The status of snow leopard changed from tenuous security in 1970 to seriously threatened by 1974. The species does not appear to be resident, visiting the park occasionally. Wolves are seen less frequently following restrictions on grazing by livestock.

Mammals: Mammals in Chitral Gol National Park Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa include—Snow leopard , Kashmir Markhor , Siberian ibex, Ladakh urial , Black bear , Tibetan Wolf , Red fox , Yellow throated martin  and Himalayan otter .

Birds: Common bird in Chitral Gol National Park Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are—- Lammergier vulture, Himalayan Griffon vulture, Golden eagle, Demosille crane (Passage migrant), Peregrine falcon, Himalayan snowcock, Himalayan monal, Snow partridge and rock Partridge.

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