Species: Markhor (Capra falconeri) Status: Endangered (EN) Interesting Fact: The horns of the male markhor can reach up to 1.6 metres in length! The stunning markhor is a species of goat that roams the precipitous rock faces of central Asia. It is a highly skilled climber and nimbly traverses mountains in order to avoid predators such as the snow leopard. Mainly feeding on tussock grass, female and young markhor live in small herds whilst the males are solitary until the breeding season or ‘rut’. The males then join the herds and compete aggressively for the right to mate by rearing up…
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