Flora and fauna
· Tropical Forests
· Temperate Forests
· Sub-alpine forests
· Alpine scrubs
· Dog Family
· Horse Familiy
· Wild Yak
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Beech or Stone Marten (Martes foina)
Himalayan Weasel (Mustela sibrica)
The Himalayan marmot is distinguished from other marmot species by its dark chocolate-brown coat with contrasting yellow patches on the face and chest. Marmots live in small groups, consisting of an adult male, a couple of adult females, some sub-adults, and pups.
The marmots live in burrows and are hibernating animals. They hibernate for about seven months, beginning in late September and emerging in early May the next year.
Marmots feed on grasses and flowering plants. Marmots communicate by physical contact and vocally by whistling. Also called "whistle pig", their most frequent call is a high-pitched whistle, which warns colony members of danger.
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