Despite Tajikistan's small size, the country has
impressive wildlife diversity. In the high mountains a number of animals, primarily
birds and mammals find a home. Among the mammals, both in and out of the mountains
are marmots, goats, bears, foxes, boars, antelopes, and ibex. Sea life is less diverse
as the land-locked country only has these animals in their lakes and rivers and
these fish are limited to fresh water species like carp, trout, and bream.
The bird life in the country is quite impressive, although many of these birds only
pass through on their migratory routes. Among them are vultures, owls, hawks, eagles,
geese, swans, and partridges. The amphibian and reptilian life is quite limited
as lizards, turtles, snakes are the most common. There are many other animals like
insects, scorpions, and spiders.