Uttaranchal Wildlife » Ascot Musk Deer Sanctuary
About Ascot Wildlife Sanctuary
Ascot Musk Deer Sanctuary is located 54 km from Pithoragarh near Ascot in Uttarakhand state of India, nestles at a height of 5412 ft (1650 m). This sanctuary has been set up primarily with the object of conserving the musk deer (Moschus moschiferus) and its habitat.
The Ascot Sanctuary, also known as the Ascot Muscat Sanctuary, is positioned at an elevation of 5412 feet, in the middle of a snow covered peak in the Kumaon region. The Ascot Sanctuary in Uttaranchal covers an area of 284 square kilometers and is located in the Pithorgarh district. The Ascot Sanctuary in Uttaranchal was originally set up to protect the musk deer. Though the musk deer are present in significant numbers in the sanctuary, they need further protection as they are an endangered species. The other animal species which are found in the Ascot Sanctuary in Uttaranchal are the Jungle Cat, the Leopard, the Serow, the Barking Deer, the Civet Cat, the Ghoral and the Brown Bear.
Flora & Fauna
Different Species are found here like himalayan Leopard, Black Beer,Spotted Deer,Snow Cock, Kakar, Tahr, Musk Spotted Deer,Chukoras ,Pheasant ,Serow and a number of species of birds and mant more.
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