Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve rarely wild animals

Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve Changji Xinjiang
The Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve protects thousands of animals living in arid steppes of Xinjiang. No matter they are ungulate or rare species; they are all living harmoniously in this immense park of 14,000 km². It's a paradise for wildlife.

A Unique Nature Reserve

Between Ulungur river basin Djungarie situated one of the largest nature reserves in China, the Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve. This ecosystem is under the protection of the government since 1982 and the results are clearly visible. Rare wildlife species have multiplied over decades and are now accustomed to their environment. They wander over 14,000 km ² of arid desert between the Tianshan Mountains and the Altai range, and at more than 1000 meters above the sea.
This nature reserve protects primarily ungulates. Although birds are still presented, the reserve was established to protect certain species of ungulates such as Wild Donkeys, the Asian Gazelle, Argali Sheep, and Bactrian camel. There are even some Mustangs, who have learned to live in freedom. Many other animals live freely in this huge park, such as the gray wolf, fox, golden eagle, arctic hare and many more.

Nomadic Kazakhs

The Kalamaili Nature Reserve is inhabited by some nomadic Kazakhs in winter. Every winter, before the fall of the snow, the nomads leave the pastures of the Altai range for Kalamaili Mountains. They take their sheep, horses and camels. They then install tents and protective wall to mingle in the natural landscape of the reserve. Typical phenomenon of this area.

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    474M Altitude Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve
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