Monday, 3 October 2011

Himalayan Highlights 3. Mammals

Spotted my first Orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel (Dremomys lokriah) at the Hidden Forest Retreat. There were lots of Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) on the road from West Bengal. Dogs (Canis familiaris) abound even on the main street (MG Marg) but only operate at night (they don't have any sweat glands). At the Himalayan Zoological Park, recorded the State Mammal- the Red panda or 'shining cat' (Ailurus fulgens) and the Himalayan black bear (Selenarctos thibetanus laniger).

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