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A study on natural behavior and biology of Punjab Urial (Ovis orientalis punjabiensis) in District Kohat

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Junaid Naseer, Khalid Mahmood Anjum, Alia Mushtaq, Omer Naseer, Ahsan Anjum, Muhammad Asif Munir, Khayam Anjum, Shahid Hafeez, Rashid Hussain, Mehrine Rashid

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.15( 3), 117-121, September 2019


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In Pakistan, Punjab Urial (Ovis vignei punjabiensis) are mostly located in northern Punjab and enlisted by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an endangered animal. Behavior and biology of Urial in Kotal Wildlife Park and Borraka Wildlife Sanctuary were studied during research work from January 2017 to December 2017. The grazing capacity of an area, animal population, animal’s time budget, and behavior to intrusion were observed and calculated. Total number of Urials in Kotal Park and Borakha Wildlife Sanctuary were ranging from 25-30 and 5-10 respectively. Feeding time was usually in the early mornings and in the late evenings. Parturition period was month of April while ram have little interest toward ewe during month of October. It is concluded that poaching eradication of natural flora and habitats of animals should be discouraged.


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A study on natural behavior and biology of Punjab Urial (Ovis orientalis punjabiensis) in District Kohat

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