Endemic Species

Species: A group of living organisms that can interbreed with each other is called a Species. It means that only members of one species can reproduce offspring that are fertile and can give birth to future generations. Members of a species look like each other and share many characteristics.

Endangered Species: Species whose number diminishes so much that they might face extinction (or vanish off the face of the Earth) are known as Endangered Species. There can be endangered animals as endangered plants.

Endemic Species: Species of plants and animals that are exclusively found in a particular area are called Endemic to that zone, state, or country. The endemic species are not found anywhere else naturally. For Example Endemic flora of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve includes sal and wild mango.

Sal                                               Wild Mango

The endemic fauna of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve includes bison, Indian giant squirrel and flying squirrel.

                   bison                                                   giant squirrel
Flying Squirrel