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G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Himalayam Goral(Naemorhedus goral)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

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Family: Bovidae

Genus: Naemorhedus

Species: goral

Subspecies: ------

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Description: This goat – antelope differs from true goats in four distinct ways; it has small facial glands, both sexes are approximately the same size, the male does not have a beard and the female has four mammae.
Size: Male: 58 to 65 cm     Female: 58 to 65 cm
Height: Male: 50 to 80 cm     Female: 50 to 80 cm
Weight: Male: 28 to 42 kg     Female: 22 to 35 kg
Diet: Grasses, leaves and foliage.
Sexual maturity: Male: 3 years     Female: 1.5 to 2 years
Estrous phase: 2 to 3 days
Gestation Period: 170 to 218 days
Young per birth: 1 kid
Life span: In wild: 14 to 15 years     In captivity: 17 years
Habitat: Steep slopes with low tree cover, moderate shrubs and open grassy banks interspersed with cliffs.
Distribution: Indian sub continent, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tibet.
Current Population Status: Decreasing
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered