Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992


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Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia

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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia




read more

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Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area

The original Habitat oft the Przewalski's Horse

Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area / Dzungarian Gobi

The Dzungarian Gobi (former Gobi B) lies in the Takhi’s original habitat. It is located in Mongolia's southwest and extends to an area of over 9000 km2.There are vast plains, bordered by hills in the south and also in the north to some extent. The habitat of the Takhis is located between 1600 and 2800 metres above sealevel in the slightly richer areas of the Dzungarian Gobi concerning vegetation.

The Nationalpark Center lies in the northeastern edge of the Gobi B SPA.

Gobs - important for Fauna and Flora

In those areas we find the „gobs“, which gave the Gobi desert its name. They are subterranean streams originating from the mountain ranges. They flow to the desert, draining away and turning the bordering land to grassland.

In the Gobi B-National Park, there are six important sources which never dry out during the course of the year: Yolkhon, Takhin Us, Chonin Us, Gashuun Us, Gun Tamag and Toodog.

Vegetation

The Dzungarian Gobi has different types of vegetation. Along the subterranean water streams, the saxaul bush haloxylon ammodendron occurs. The number of saxaul bushes however is declining because of its use as firewood.

Another type of typical vegetation growing next to the gobs is the needlegrass achnatherum splendens. In higher areas, another, smaller needlegrass stipa glareosa is prevalent. Different types of mugworts artmisia spec. and wild onions allium spec. are also characteristic.

Harsh Climate with big Temperature Differences

The Dzungarian Gobi has a continental climate with temperature differences of up to 75°C during the course of the year and up to 25°C during the day. The climate’s characteristics are long, cold winters and short, hot summers. There is very low rainfall, mostly during summer and not exceeding 100 mm per year.