Changthang (Ladakh) in heavy snowfall: News in pictures

Leh,Febuary 23 (Scoop News) -Due to heavy snow bound pastures and the freezing cold, thousands of  domestic goats including Pashmina goats have perished in Changthang area of Ladakh region in India.

 

It may be mentioned that Pashmina goats grow a thick, warm fleece. They survive on grass in Ladakh, where temperatures plunge to as low as −20 °C (−4.00 °F). These goats provide the wool for Kashmir‘s famous Pashmina shawls. Shawls made from Pashmina wool are considered very fine, and are exported worldwide

 

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