Nanga Parbat Mountains
Pakistan is a large country with great geographic variety,
making it an ideal home for a large number of animals. Among the large mammal population
are lynx, sheep, marmots, bears, wolves, deer, ibex, leopards, boars, rhinoceros,
donkeys, gazelles, and numerous smaller mammals like mice and other rodents. One
mammal found in the southern rivers is the dolphin, but this is just the start of
the country's sea life. The rivers, particularly the Indus River, along with
the Arabian Sea are home to thousands of animals. These waters are filled with catfish,
shrimp, sharks, and thousands more fish and shellfish.
The bird life in Pakistan is also significant as there
are many species that migrate through the region and many more than live there year-round.
The pheasant, falcon, culture, pelican, crane, osprey, kingfisher, owls, partridges,
and flamingos are all present. There are various reptiles, including turtles, snakes,
lizards, and crocodiles and a number of amphibians as well, including numerous frogs.