The cold desert of Ladakh is home to many mammals and birds that have adapted to the extreme cold of the Indian Himalayas in different ways. Many of Ladakh's animals are endangered such as the snow leopard, the Tibetan wolf, the Tibetan argali and the black-necked crane.
Ladakh is a marvel of nature as it has been blessed with a plethora of exotic migratory birds and wild animals. Spread over 59,146 sq. km, Ladakh is a cradle for a large number of bird species and wild animals that roam freely in their natural habitat