It may be surprising to learn that there are so many different animals native to Kyrgyzstan. While one may expect to find thousands of assorted insects and plants there is also an abundance of endemic mammals, reptiles and fish that live in this diverse region of the world.
Among the native animal species are the Red Pika, the relict gopher, the Goitered gazelle
and the docile red Tyan-Shan. The Argali
and the Silvery Microtine are two additional animals that live in this eastern European nation.
The ecosystem structure of Kyrgyzstan is also wonderfully diverse with steppes, water-bogs, forests, towering mountains, valleys and deserts. The diversity of natural habitats makes it possible for many different forms of plant and animal life to exist. There are more than 20 unique ecosystems in Kyrgyzstan. The majority of the ecosystems in this large country can be found in the central and western portions of Tien-Shan.
Travelers to Kyrgyzstan could have the opportunity to view birds such as the Hare-Talai or pink starling. In this country animals such as the Tyan-Shan Brown Bear
the Pavlovski agama and the Menzbeer marmot have all been photographed in the wild.
Within the countryside you might expect to find jerboas, hedgehogs, certain species of birds, turtles and snakes living among the naturally arid trough regions. The lynx, marten, bears and boars are most likely going to be spotted as they wander among the mountainous terrain. Higher up along the cliffs of the mountains one may begin to see the wolves, mountain geese, snow vultures and mountain goats
. No matter where your travels in this European region may take you it is certain that you will come across some of the unique animals native to Kyrgyzstan.