Swamp Deer Make Their Homes in Nepal's Suklaphanta Wildlife Preserve

February 22, 2012
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Nepal, high up in the Himalayan mountains, is an isolated region, and as such there are many species of animals unique to the area. Those considering a Nepal travel package will want to include the Suklaphanta Wildlife Preserve as a nature travel destination. This reserve is home to one of the largest herds of barasingha, or swamp deer, in the world.

If you are in Nepal in the late summer to early fall, you may be able to see young fawns learning the ropes. This species is classified as "vulnerable" but some subspecies of the swamp deer are considered to be endangered, according to ARKive.org. Barasingha can be seen scavenging for food on the grassy marshes near the riverbed, but the wetlands' delicate ecosystem is threatened by the presence of humans in the vicinity, according to the park's official website.

If you plan to visit the Suklaphanta Wildlife Preserve or any other nature reserves during your visit to Nepal, you should take care to leave the smallest footprint you can. If visitors can reduce their impact on the natural regions of Nepal, they will likely stand a better chance of sustaining themselves.


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