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Wildlife

Ibex is found in high craggy terrain of Europe, North Africa and Asia, and numbers several thousand in Ladakh. The Bharal or "blue sheep" (napo) is even more common, ranging in the Himalayas from Ladakh east as far as Sikkim. The musk deer (lhawa) has not been seen in Ladakh for decades if not generations. The Tibetan Wild Ass (Ladakhi: kyang) is one animal that visitors can expect to see from the comfort of a vehicle. The Snow Leopard (Ladakhi: shan) once ranged throughout the Himalaya, Tibet, and as far as the Sayan mountains on the Mongolian-Russian border; and in elevation from 1800 m to 5400 m.

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