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Animals of Bhutan


Bhutan is a tiny nation located on the southern slopes of the Eastern Himalayas, situated between 2 countries: India to the south and China to the north. The elevation in Bhutan ranges from 150 meters to over 7,500 meters. This country has admirable ecosystems and biodiversity due to its favorable geographic location and diverse climate. Bhutan has 90 or more different animal species.

Bhutan’s southern hardwood bushes are home to sloth bears, one-horned rhinos, golden langurs, clouded leopards, hispid hares, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. Grey langurs, tigers, common leopards, gorals, and serows can all be found in Bhutan’s mixed conifer, broadleaf, and pine forests, which are located in the temperate zone. The Himalayan black bear, red panda, squirrel, sambar, wild pig, and barking deer all rely on fruit-bearing trees and bamboo for food. The Himalayan musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep, marmot, and antelope are all found in the alpine region of the north.


The takin, which is the national animal of Bhutan can be found in the forested valleys of the eastern Himalayas of Bhutan, is the largest goat antelope and the national animal of that country. Takin lives in small family groups and is regarded as Vulnerable owing to overhunting and habitat loss.


The Himalayan Blue Sheep, also known as the Bharal, is a caprid species that can be found in the high-altitude Himalayan regions of Bhutan, India and Nepal. The medium-sized sheep known as bharal are the preferred prey of snow leopards in the Himalayas of India.



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The Himalayan Goral, a species of bovid related to serows, is widespread in Bhutan’s cold climate region. The Himalayan goral is a species of bovid, a tiny ungulate that resembles an antelope or goat.


Himalayan Serow, another large goat antelope that resembles gorals in appearance, can be seen grazing on steep hills and valleys in Bhutan and India. The number of Himalayan serows is in decline as a result of habitat loss and meat.

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Musk Deer


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In sections of the Himalayas in India, Nepal, and Bhutan, there are Himalayan Musk Deer, which are categorized as endangered. They live in high-altitude regions and are legally protected in Bhutan, Nepal, and India.


The largest animals in the world are tigers. The vertical black stripes on the shoulders and flanks of their reddish-orange coat vary in size, spacing, and length. There are subspecies with fur, some of which are nearly all-white with dark brown or black stripes running over their flanks and shoulders. The limbs’ undersides, abdomen, chest, belly button, and muzzle are all white or pale. These lovely animals have a white area over their eyes that reaches their cheeks. They have a white patch on the back of their ears. Their reddish-orange tail is bordered by several dark bars.



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One of the canid species that can be found in Central Asia is the dhole, often known as the Indian wild dog. They now only exist in Bhutan’s Jigme Dorji National Park.


A viperid also known as the bearcat, the binturong is most commonly found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. The carnivorous mammals are not rare and are usually active at night and during the day.

Yellow Throated Marten

The largest marten species in the Old World, the Yellow Throated Marten, lives in the Himalayan nations of India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Like the Honey Badger, the yellow-throated marten is a bold creature with a robust physique.

Golden Langur


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A leaf-eating monkey called a golden langur can be found in Bhutan and northeastern India. The endangered Golden Langur and Capped Langur are primate species that are native to Bhutan and certain regions of Assam in India.

Tibetan Wolf

In reality, the Tibetan Wolf and the Himalayan Wolf are two subspecies of the grey wolf that can be found in Tibet, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Bhutan is home to red foxes, wild dogs, and Tibetan wolves.

Clouded Leopard

One of the places in the world with the greatest variety of wildcats is Bhutan’s Royal Manas National Park. From the slopes of the Himalayas in India to Bhutan, clouded leopards can be found.

Snow Leopard

The largest cat in the area, the snow leopards of Bhutan live in the high alpine valleys of the Himalayas. Bhutan’s Snowman Trek is one of the most well-known trekking trails and is renowned for snow leopard sightings.