Hystrix indica leucurus

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Rare and Endangered Animals of Armenia

Animal in Armenia

Հնդկական վայրենակերպ կամ մացառախոզ ("Hndkakan vayrenakerp kam matsarakhoz")

Status

Rare species, the number of which is rapidly decreasing.

Habitat in Armenia

Met in the south – east of Armenia in Goris, Kapan, and Meghri regions.

Number in the wild

Rare

Reasons for decrease in number

Adapting to the ecotope.

Number in captivity

Kept in the zoo of Yerevan and other cities.

Measures of protection taken

No special measures of protection taken. Part of natural habitat is covered by Shikahogh State Reserve.

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