Flora, fauna, rivers, travel destinations

Flora, fauna, rivers, lakes, travel destinations of Govisumber aimagFauna. About 100 wild sheep, 10 mountain goats graze around Choirin Bogd and Sansar Mountains as of recent statistics. Groups of 4 to 8 black tailed gazelles, and groups of 50 to 300 white antelopes totaling 6,000, live in Khalzangiin Gobi, Khuren Dukh, Bayankhoshuuny Gobi, Nukhen Sonduul and Togoogiin Bulag as of the research staistics made in 2000. The number of steppe marmots are average as the coefficient is 42 for a hectare. Birds like steppe eagle, buzzard, hawk, harrier, owl, and rare birds like golden eagle, falcon live in rock cliffs of the aimag.

Flora. Stipa and caragana bush are widely found in northwestern parts and saltwort, straw are found in southwestern parts of the Govisumber province.

Soil. Govisumber aimag has umber and fair brown steppe soil.

Rivers and Lakes. There are 43 watercourse, springs and headwaters has a constant flow whole year around such as Khulgar, Uulzvar, Tsoorkhoi, Khukhee, Tsagaan Us, Ust Khanan and Shivee in Govisumber aimag.

Travel destinations. The Govisumber aimag has many historically and environmentally significant places like Tsoorkhoi Spring surrounded with high rock cliffs, that is famous for its highly curative effects, is listed as a locally protected area, Choiryn Bogd Mountain is home to endangered species like wild sheep and mountain goat, ancient ruins of Zuun Choir Buddhist Temple and man stone monuments belonging to the Turkic era.

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