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Protected Area
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Country Pakistan
State Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Region Himalayas
District Abbottabad
Highest point Miranjani
Area 33 km² (13 sq mi)
Established 1984

Ayubia is a protected area located in Abbottabad District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is also known as Ayubia National Park and was called a national park in 1984. It is a small natural park 26 km from the Murree hill station. Ayubia was named after Ayub Khan, the second president of Pakistan.[1][2][3] it is managed by the Wildlife and Parks Department of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Ayubia is spread around an area of 8,184 acres (33 km2). It is surrounded by forests, villages and three towns of Khanaspur, Nathia Gali and Thandiani.[4]

Wildlife[change | change source]

The park has 104 species of plants. Some of the main species are Cedrus deodara, yew, horse chestnut and oak. The park harbors up to 203 species of birds. including the golden eagle, the vulture. It has 31 species of mammals. It also has animals like the Asiatic leopard.

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