The fauna of the Altyn-Emel National Park includes 70 species of mammals, about 300 species of birds, 25 species of reptiles, 5 species of amphibians, 28 species of fish.

Almost all the main biotopes specific to the most of the Kazakhstan territory, are represented in the Altyn-Emel National Park. These are sands with saxaul and turanga, steppe areas, mountain deciduous and spruce forests, alpine meadows, floodplains of rivers and lakes with reed beds. All this creates the preconditions for the abundance of animal species to live here.

The fauna of the Altyn-Emel park is represented by a wide variety of species, from the desert eared hedgehog and the steppe eagle to the mountainous Siberian ibex and the black stork. The snow leopard, the symbol of Kazakhstan, lives in the mountains of Dzhungarian Alatau. The floodplain of the Ili river also gives shelter to a huge number of animals and birds.

As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Altyn-Emel National Park pays close attention to reproduction and conservation of the diversity of the animal world.

One of the scientific directions of the park's work is the study of plants and animals listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. Practical work is aimed at protecting and breeding rare species in order to avoid their inclusion into the Black Book as extinct, and to transfer from the Red Book to the Green Book in future.

Kulans, gazelles and the Przewalski's horse are a special pride of the Altyn-Emel National Park staff who managed to revive these species of rare animals and take them under protection and care.

Demoiselle in Altyn-Emel

The avifauna includes about 300 species. Of the birds nesting in the Altyn-Emel National Park, 40 species are rare and listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan >>>

Balkhash Perch

The ichthyofauna of Kapchagai and the Ili River is represented by 28 species of fish, 13 of which are indigenous and need special protection >>>

Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio podalirius) in Altyn-Emel

The fauna of insects in Altyn-Emel numbers about 1,500 species, the total number is being specified. Scientists say, it is about 3,500-4,500 species >>>

Alferaki Toad Agama in Altyn-Emel

The territory of the Altyn-Emel National Park is home to 25 species of reptiles. One of them, the Alferaki toad agama is a narrow-range species >>>

Pevtsov's Toad (Bufo Danatensis) in Altyn-Emel

Amphibians are represented by 5 species, 3 of them are rare: the little-studied Pevtsov's toad, Central Asian frog and Ranodon sibiricus >>>

Gazelles in Altyn-Emel Park

Theriofauna is represented by 70 species, 14 of them are rare and endangered and have been protected by the Altyn-Emel National Park for many years >>>

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