Kirthar National Park

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View of the Kirthar Park

The Kirthar National Park is situated in the Kirthar range mountains in Karachi and Jamshoro District in Sindh, Pakistan. It was founded in 1974 and stretches over 3087 km², being the second largest National Park of Pakistan after Hingol National Park. The fauna comprises leopards, striped hyenas, wolves, ratels, urials, chinkara gazelles and rare Sind wild goats. Blackbuck antelopes are kept in enclosures for a reintroduction project at Kirthar National Park. However, most large predators have been extirpated. The last leopard was shot in 1977.[1]

The park is accessible by jeep able tracks. Two rest houses of Sindh Wildlife Department are also exists there for tourists stay.[2]

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  1. ^ Michael J. B. Green: IUCN directory of South Asian protected areas. Iucn-World Conservation Union (December 1990). ISBN 2-8317-0030-2
  2. ^ Khirthar national park, Publisher: Sindh Wildlife Department, Retrieved on 5 August 2012

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Coordinates: 25°42′N 67°35′E / 25.700°N 67.583°E / 25.700; 67.583