Hemis National Park

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Hemis National Park (or Hemis High Altitude National Park) is a high altitude National Park in the Eastern Ladakh area of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.[1] It is the only national park in India north of the Himalayas.

The park is home to about 200 snow leopards. Hemis is the only refuge in India with the Shapu.[2] The Tibetan Wolf,the Eurasian Brown Bear, and the Red Fox are also in Hemis.[3]

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  1. "Hemis National Park, India". World Wildlife Adventures. 2009-08-24.
  2. Wild Sheep and Goats and Their Relatives: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Caprinae By David M. Shackleton, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Species Survival Commission. Caprinae Specialist Group Contributor David M. Shackleton Published by IUCN, 1997 (ISBN 2831703530), (ISBN 9782831703534)
  3. Out of the Shadows, National Geographic Magazine, June 2008