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Հայկական իժ (“Haykakan ij”)
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Can be met on the southern slope of [[Mt. Aragats]], in [[Ashtarak Town|Ashtarak]], Abovyan, Vedi, Azizbekov, [[Kapan Town|Kapan]], and [[Meghri Town|Meghri]], regions.
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Can be met on the southern slope of [[Mt. Aragats]], in [[Ashtarak Town|Ashtarak]], [[Abovyan City|Abovyan]], [[Vedi Town|Vedi]], [[Vayk Town|Vayk]], [[Kapan Town|Kapan]], and [[Meghri Town|Meghri]], regions.
  
 
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Revision as of 18:40, 13 May 2005

< Rare and Endangered Animals of Armenia


Animal in Armenia

Հայկական իժ (“Haykakan ijh”)

Status

Rare species. Included in the Red Book of the former Soviet Union.

Habitat in Armenia

Can be met on the southern slope of Mt. Aragats, in Ashtarak, Abovyan, Vedi, Vayk, Kapan, and Meghri, regions.

Number in the wild

Some 4 – 6 species per hectare. The overall number is about 1000 – 1500 species.

Reasons for decrease in number

Intensive use of the territories by men. Catch of the snakes.

Number in captivity

Kept in some zoos of the former Soviet Union, Europe, and in the Institute of Zoology of Armenia.

Measures of protection taken

Preserved at Khosrov Nature Reserve.

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