Markhor

The markhor (Capra falconeri) is a large species of wild goat that is found in northeastern Afghanistan, Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan, Hunza-Nagar Valley, northern and central Pakistan), some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, southern Tajikistan and southern Uzbekistan. The species is classed by the IUCN as Endangered, as there are fewer than 2,500 mature individuals and the numbers have continued to decline by an estimated 20% over two generations. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan.

Read more about MarkhorPhysical Description, Behaviour, Relationship With The Domestic Goat, Conservation Status, In Culture

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No. 60 Squadron RAF
... The Squadron crest is a markhor's head and was approved by King George VI in December 1937 ... Chosen to commemorate many years of service in North-West India, the markhor being a mountain goat frequenting the Khyber Pass ... The horns of a markhor were presented to the Squadron in 1964 ...
Chitral National Park - Nature
... serves to provide shelter to a vast diversity of animals especially Markhor, an endangered wild goat species ... The subspecies, which occurs in the Park is the Astor Markhor ... National Park still holds the largest population of the Astor Markhor in the world ...
Markhor - In Culture
... The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan ... Markhor marionettes are used in the Afghan puppet shows known as buz-baz ...
Astor Markhor
... The Astor Markhor or Flare-horned Markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) is a subspecies of the endangered markhor, native to Kashmir and northern ... The range of the Astor Markhor is very scattered ...
Capra (genus) - Taxonomy
... genus, some authors have recognized only two species, the markhor on one side and all other forms included in one species on the other side ... referred to as Capra hircus includes feral goat) Markhor (Capra falconeri) The goats of the genus Capra have complex systematic relationships, which are still not completely resolved ... The markhor is relatively little separated from other forms—previously it had been considered to be a separate branch of the genus ...