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Wild Life in Pakistan

Pakistan Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is located in the National Park on Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad. The Museum depicts the early human history, geology, and the wild life of Pakistan. The exhibits are of particular interest to students and children. It is open to public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Friday. Entry is free.


Wild Life:
Hog deer, ravine deer, black buck and blue bull are common. Fox, Jackals, hares, porcupines, mongoose, arks, owls and hawks are also found. Wild boars are also found in large numbers in the forest areas.

Cholistan is locally known as Rohi. This famous desert is 30 Km from Bahawalpur and comprises of an area of 16,000 which extends upto the Thar desert extending over to Sindh. The word Cholistan is derived from 'Cholna' which means moving. The people of Cholistan lead a semi-nomadic life, moving from one place to another in search of water and fodder for their animals.

National Parks of Pakistan

In Pakistan a National Park is an area of outstanding scenic merit and natural beauty where the landscape, flora and fauna are protected and preserved in a natural state. Public access for recreation, education and research is provided for. Access roads and other facilities should be planned so they do not conflict with the main objectives of national parks. Hunting wild animals is prohibited, as is firing gun or otherwise interfering with animals and plants. Clearing land for cultivation, mining or allowing polluted water to flow in National Parks is also prohibited. Under the regulations, these acts may be allowed for scientific purposes or to improve the park.

There are 14 National Parks in Pakistan. Following are the major National Parks of Pakistan:
  • Hingol National Park
  • Kirthar National Park
  • Khunjerab National Park
  • Chitral Gol National Park
  • Lal Suhanra National Park
  • Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park
  • Margalla Hills National Park
  • Ayubia National Park
  • Deosai National Park
  • Machiara National Park

Location Map of National Parks in Pakistan


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