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Species: Uncia uncia
Common Name: Snow leopard
Local Name: Saah, Shan, Tsabo (Jammu and Kashmir), Barhal he (Pahari), Barfani cheetah (Urdu), Burhel haye (Bhotiya), Sheen-e-suh (Kashmiri)
The snow leopard is the sole member of the genus Uncia. The animal has long and woolly fur, which is predominantly grey with brownish to yellowish tinges on the flanks, and lighter, often white on the belly, chest and chin. The round head with the small ears and distinctive heavy brow is comparatively small for its body size. The animal is about 1.3 m in length. The males...
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Species: Ursus arctos isabellinus
Common Name: Himalayan brown bear
Local Name: Drin-mor, Den-mo (Ladakhi)
The Himalayan brown bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) is a subspecies of the brown bear (Ursus arctos). The dense, shaggy winter coat is lighter reddish-brown to silver-grey in colour. During summer the coat turns rich yellowish-tinged darker brown, with occasional pale V-shaped markings on the chest. Members of both the sexes look alike but the male is larger and heavier than...
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