Animals In Zhangjiajie
The complicated topography , the steep cliffs and the deep gullies as well as the heavy rainfall and dense forests provide animals with an excellent environment of surviving and multiplying in Zhangjiajie. According to preliminary investigation there are 116 species of vertebrates belonging to 50 families, among which there are three species under first-class state protection included in “the list of Animals under Special State Protection”,and over ten species are under second-class protection. The largest animal population here is rhesus monkey , numbering more than 300. Giant salamander can be found in every stream, spring and pool before the devolepment of the tourism .