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Pakistan's National Mammal Is Making A Comeback
2012-07-03 10:53:52

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor — a majestic wild goat species — is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts. WCS-led community surveys have revealed that markhor populations in northern Pakistan's Kargah region in Gilgit-Baltistan have increased from a low of approximately 40-50 individuals in 1991 to roughly 300 this year. These community surveys suggest that the total markhor population where WCS works in...

2012-01-06 10:01:56

Outbreak reduced numbers of a wild population of endangered wild goats in Tajikistan by as much as 20 percent If they didn't have enough to worry about from dodging poachers, snow leopards, and landslides in Central Asia's rugged mountains, a population of endangered markhor–a majestic wild goat species–has contracted pneumonia, detected for the first time by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners in Tajikistan and France. Markhor are known for their impressive...

2009-01-17 16:00:28

A wild goat died at the Calgary Zoo when it got tangled in a hanging toy zookeepers had placed in its enclosure, officials at the Canadian facility say. Zoo employees working in a nearby exhibit cut loose the 2-year-old male Turkmenian markhor when they realized it was in trouble Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday. However, their efforts to get the animal breathing again were fruitless. This was a very unfortunate accident that happened while the markhor was playing...


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2007-10-23 13:53:40

The Markhor (Capra falconeri), is a goat-like antelope found in sparse woodland in the Western Himalayas. They are common at altitudes of 1650 to 11,500 feet where they eat grass, leaves, and other vegetative matter that they can find. The Markhor is the official National animal of Pakistan. "Markhor" is Persian for "Snake Eater". The Markhor stands 55 to 70 inches at the shoulder and weighs from 88 to 220 pounds. Females are tan in color with a white underbelly and a pattern of black and...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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