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Pyrenean Chamois Rupicapra pyrenaica
2012-10-12 12:22:51

The Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica), also known as the izard or isard in the French language, is a species of goat-antelope that can be found in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Apennine Mountains, and the Pyrenees. It will reside in habitats at an elevation of up to 9,842 feet. It holds three subspecies. The Pyrenean chamois is small, reaching an average height of 2.6 feet at the shoulder....

Muskox Ovibos moschatus
2012-10-01 10:05:00

The muskox (Ovibos moschatus), also known as the musk ox, is native to the Arctic areas of Canada, United Sates, and Greenland. Populations have been introduced into Norway, Sweden, and Siberia, but these are small. There was a population in Antarctica, but it was wiped out due to hunting and climate change, which caused its habitat to decline. Despite this, the United States Fish and Wildlife...

Long-tailed Goral Naemorhedus caudatus
2012-09-24 09:31:33

The long-tailed goral (Naemorhedus caudatus), also known as the Chinese gray goral, is a species of wild goat that can be found in northern and eastern Asia. Its range includes China, Russia, and Korea. It prefers a habitat in mountainous regions with little vegetation and rocky ground. This species lives near crevices, which it uses for safety and shelter. Occasionally, these goats can be...

Red Goral Naemorhedus baileyi
2012-09-19 14:51:09

The red goral (Naemorhedus baileyi) is an even-toed ungulate that can be found in China, Myanmar, and India. This range is focused on the borders of these areas where they meet. Its preferred habitat includes tropical or subtropical arid forests and tropical arid low grasslands. The red goral is named after the man who explored the “frontier region” before World War 1, Lieutenant-Colonel F....

Sumatran Serow Capricornis sumatraensis
2012-09-03 07:26:40

The Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) is a goat-antelope that is also known as the southern serow. It can be found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia and in Thai-Malay Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within native primary or secondary forests near mountains. It is thought that this species holds seasonal ranges. It feeds during the morning and evenings, resting under overhanging...

Arabian Tahr Arabitragus jayakari
2012-08-08 13:24:30

The Arabian tahr (Arabitragus jayakari) is a species of ungulate that is related to wild goats. This tahr is native to Arabia, residing in the Sultanate of Oman and in the Hajar Mountains located in United Arab Emirates. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,905 feet within its range. The Arabian tahr was first given the name Hemitragus jayakari, after it was described from specimens...

Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus
2012-05-10 05:28:07

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also called the Rocky Mountain goat is only found in North America. Even though it is a goat in name, it is not in the Capra genus of true goats. It belongs to the subfamily Caprinae, which holds goat-antelopes which holds thirty-two other species. It is in the family Bovidae that holds other creatures such as cattle, antelopes, and gazelle. It is the...

Takin
2007-12-21 12:14:47

The Takin (Budorcas taxicolor), is a goat-antelope found in heavily forested areas of the Eastern Himalayas. Takin are found in bamboo forests at altitudes of 2,000 to 4,500 meters (6500 - 14500 feet). There are 4 subspecies that are recognized. They are the Mishmi Takin, Golden Takin, Sichuan Takin, and Bhutan Takin. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. Takin stand 3 to 4 feet at...

Barbary Sheep
2007-12-21 10:57:12

The Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia), is a species of goat-antelope in the family Caprinae. They are native to the rocky mountains of North Africa. They are found in Mauritania, Morocco, southern Algeria, northwest Chad and Sudan. Although it is rare in its native habitat, it has been introduced to North America, Europe and elsewhere. In North America, they can be found in parts of Texas, New...

Gray Goral
2007-08-23 02:42:54

The Gray Goral (Nemorhaedus goral), is a small, rough-haired ruminant native to the Himalayas. It is found in the forests of the Himalayas, usually between 3280 and 13120 feet in elevation. During the day they can be found resting on a rocky ledge and sometimes they will be found in groups of 4 to 12 individuals occupying an area of around 100 acres. They are classified by the IUCN as low risk...