During the lockdown, wildlife thrives in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Although animal movements have been observed in Margalla Hills National Park before, there has been an increase in animal movements since the lockdown, and for the first time in many years, different species  of leopards, jackals and pigs seen besides birds.

As per Islamabad Wildlife Management Board a total of 38 species of mammals are found in Margalla Hills National Park, while 34 species of reptiles and 350 species of birds are found in the park 

The most prominent wild animals in the hills including in Islamabad area are leopard, red fox, barking deer, monkey, jackal, Indian gazelle, pangolin, porcupine, yellow-throated marten, leopard cat and wild boar among others, while prominent bird varieties include vulture, hawk, falcon, dove, pheasant, nightingale, partridge, golden oriole, lark, shrike and wheatear.

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