its many attractions and charms, China also enjoys the diversified
wildlife reserves in its stores. There are more than 4,400 species of
vertebrates residing in the forest of China, almost comprising more than 10
percent of the world's total wildlife population. China is an inhabitant of
almost 500 animal species, 1,189 species of birds, more than 320 species of
reptiles and 210 species of amphibians.
This wildlife bizarre to China comprises of -- the Giant Panda,
Golden-Haired Monkey, South China Tiger, Brown-Eared Pheasant, White-Flag
Dolphin, Chinese Alligator, and Red-Crowned Crane.
The Giant Panda
is one of
the rarest animals on the earth with its unique color pattern. The Panda is
strongly built a robust animal with a submissive character and is
Snow-white migratory bird
is another attraction of China.
It is 1.2m tall red-crowned crane, a glorious patch of red skin over the
red-brown head adds lots of attraction towards this aril creature.
The white-flag dolphin
is one of only two species of
freshwater whale in the world. In 1980, a male white-flag dolphin was caught
for the first time in the Yangtze River, which aroused lot of enthusiasm and
excitement among dolphin researchers worldwide.
Takin, or Budorcas weighs up to 650 pounds with an height of more than four
feet. Takins are thick-bodied, longhaired beasts, giving a ghostly
appearance with a unique resemblance between a moose, a cow and a bear.
Takins inhabit rugged, mountainous terrain, ranging from 4,000 to 12,000
feet where they change routes towards the dense thickets of rhododendron and
bamboo to travel between hunting areas.
resembles typical deer species. Tufted deer
are just 25 inches in height, the males are quite small, un branched
antlers are almost concealed under the cluster of hair on the forehead.
Males also possess long, sharp canines looking like a small tusk over the
bottom lip. Male tufted deer probably use these canines in fights with other
In Sichuan, tufted deer live at high altitudes, up to about 15,000 feet, in
high valley and mountain forests.
are widely distributed in tropical and subtropical
Asia, including the mountains of Sichuan. Serow are relatively small
creatures, weighing up to 300 pounds, with long tasseled ears, short sharp
horns, and short solid hooves.
In Chinese serow means "cliff donkey," but serow are related not
to donkeys but to mountain goats.
Chinas treasure also lies in its ample
amount of wild plant life. There are more than 32,000 species of plant life
scattered over the different parts of the country, grown especially in the
Northern Hemisphere's Frigid Zone as well as Temperate and Tropical zones of
China Wildlife Conservation Association
Founded in Beijing in December 1983, the China Wildlife Conservation
Association (CWCA) now has 30 provincial-level and 260 county-level
branches, and about 30 thousand members who are wildlife conservationists,
natural reserve works and wildlife lovers. CWCA's task is to assist the
evolution of Chinese wildlife conservation, safeguard, acquire and
adequately employ wildlife resources and rescue endangered species.