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Wildlife Thrives in Lar Nat'l Park

Wildlife Thrives in Lar Nat'l ParkWildlife Thrives in Lar Nat'l Park

The population of mammals in Lar National Park has increased by 14% in the past 12 months, according to the park's director. "Eight survey teams, each comprised of three experts, prepared a report on the population of every mammal species in the park," Farhad Zandi also told ISNA. Based on the reports, the park hosts 1,147 wild goats, 57 boars and 14 wolves. "The teams also found evidence of bears and leopards residing in the region," Zandi added. Lar National Park, shared between the provinces of Mazandaran and Tehran, is a protected area spanning 30,000 hectares. The area is home to a variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.  Goat, leopard, gray wolf, bear, wild boar, jackal and fox are the most frequent mammal species inhabiting the area.

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