The Adapted Creatures Of Mount

Travel-and-Leisure They call it the survival of the fittestin Everest there are not many animals who survive the harsh climates on the mountain. This means the animals have to adapt in order to survive like Yaks, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards. Whilst trekkers enjoy their Everest Base Camp trek, they should also keep their eyes peeled for the creatures who call Mount Everest home: Mountain Tahr The mountain Tahr is a goat like animal, related to the wild-goat family. It is a herbivore, preferring to graze on grass and shrubs and trees. For this reason the Himalayan Tahr can be spotted on the lower regions of the mountain as the higher up you go fewer trees can be found due to harsh weather conditions. The Tahrs hard but sharp rimmed hooves help grip the rocky footholds and slopes of the mountain allowing the Tahr to run away quickly as it is a prey to some predators. Snow Leopards The beautiful snow leopard is a hard animal to spot during the Everest Base Camp trekeven a mountaineer in search of the yeti was unable to spot a single snow leopard So trekkers keep your eyes peeled because these naturally light skinned leopards are hard to find amongst the dense snow. The beautiful thick fur, which unfortunately the leopards are hunted for, acts as an insulating blanket keeping the animal warm. It has wide paws which are padded with fur underneath, enabling the snow leopards to grip the snowy ground. Their long flexible tails give the snow leopard good balance which is important when living on the rocky-mountains. Yaks The ever friendly Yaks are one of the sweetest animals to spot when on trek. These lovely animals are most Sherpas furry friends which aid in transporting trekkers luggage. Most people on an Everest Base Camp trek will be lucky enough to spot one, and even have a photo taken with the herd! Most Yaks weigh up to 1000kg, they are very well adapted creatures with their long fur coats and the thick layer of fat underneath to insulate them. Normally, they live in herds for protection and will very rarely use their large round horns as a method of defence. The Yaks large lungs allow them to breathe at high altitudes, especially, as they prefer to be high up on the mountain. Yaks have managed to survive the harsh weather conditions better than the other animals found on Everest like Pikkas, who look a lot like rabbits or hares. Other Creatures to Spot! There are many other animals to look out for whilst you are on your Everest Base Camp trek; like deer, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. As you ascend the mountain the oxygen levels decrease, therefore, it is vital for smaller creatures to have a lot of hair. This helps heat the body and the smaller .ans. The red pandas are a prime example of this; the fuzzy creatures are normally spotted climbing trees in search for food. If you are on an Everest Base Camp trek this year be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the animals that have fought hard to survive the harsh weather conditions; so be sure to stop and say hi to the well adapted creatures of Everest. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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