Nathia Gali WildlifeWildlife Of Nathia Gali Pakistan (birds, insects, butterflies, animals)
The Nathia Gali region is home to various species of birds, insects, butterflies and other animals. The World Wildlife Fundhas an office in the Galliat and has assisted in the breeding and reintroduction of the species of the near-extinct Common Hill Leopard in the forests of the Ayubia National park, right by Dungagali and Nathia Gali. This area was thought to be a perfect habitat for them but according to local reports they frequently came out of the forest after cattle of the local villagers and were occasionally shot. Packs of pi-dogs which were previously considered to be a night-time menace can no longer be seen anywhere in the Galliat; it is thought that most have been killed by leopards.
Horses are a common sight during summer months and are offered to children and adults alike for rides at rates that are often negotiable.
The common hill “Rhesus Monkeys” can often be seen. Monkeys often come up to guesthouses and hotels in search of snacks and can be quite noisy and playful. Visitors are advised to sun their bedding on arrival to get rid of bed-bugs, and to keep repellents and pesticides for insects as these have a tendency to show up a lot, especially in old homes, and in the monsoon season.