hennongjia is named for its ancestor, Emperor Yandi of China, who used this wooden terrace as a ladder, tasted hundreds of grass, saved the people from death, and taught the people to make crops. It is the first place in China to be jointly included in the “Three Crown Kings” list of heritage sites under the three major protection systems of UNESCO, the Nature Reserve of Man and the Biosphere, the World Geological Park and the World Heritage. Speaking of Shennongjia, of course, the topic of savages is inseparable. There are records and legends about the savages in Shennongjia from ancient times to present. From 1977 to 1980, there were also two large-scale inspections organized by relevant departments. Although some hairs, feces and footprints of savages were collected, no real savages were found. Shennongjia is rich in biological resources. It has been preliminarily identified that there are 3183 species of higher vascular plants belonging to 872 genera, 199 families, and 927 species of fungi and lichens. Among them, 76 species belong to the national key protected plants, 493 species of vertebrates, accounting for 57.5% of the total number of vertebrates in Hubei Province. Among them, 75 species belong to 22 families in 7 orders of Mammalia, 308 species belong to 48 families in 16 orders of Avian, 40 species belong to 27 genera in 8 families in 2 orders of Reptilia, 23 species belong to 7 families in 2 orders of Amphibians, 47 species belong to 32 genera in 10 families in 4 orders of Fish, and there are abundant insect resources, including 4143 species belonging to 157 families in 28 orders. There are 73 species of wildlife under state protection. In addition, more than 30 albino animals have been found, such as musk deer, white hyena, white snake, white bear and so on. Albino animals are also a distinct feature of animal resources in the area. (Data as of 2013)
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