Kashmiri Stag

Kashmiri Stag is an endangered species commonly called hangul, found in India and Pakistan. Information and facts provided by wildlife conservation shows its population size has declined to 150 or lesser by 1970 from 5,000 at the beginning of the century.

Scientific Name of Kashmiri Stag

Cervus elaphus hanglu

Features and Facts of Kashmiri Stag

  • Body color is brown

  • Can be found singly or in groups

  • Feed on grasses, plants, leaves, etc.

  • Only survivor of the Red Deer family

  • Habitat ranges from valleys and mountains to forests

  • Often poached for their magnificent antler heads

Kashmiri Stag Conservation

Human interference is continuously destroying the natural habitat of Kashmiri Stag. A mere population of 190 is battling for survival in Dachigam National Park under the constant efforts by Indian Government to save these endangered species from extinction. Breeding them in captivity is their only chance of survival. Joint conservation efforts have been taken by IUCN and Jammu and Kashmir Government.

Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag