Endangered Animals Of Asia
- Mammal with grizzled light brown to black fur
- Lives in groups of nine
- Every year, a rut happens where males use corkskrew-like horns to decide who is the strongest for the female
- Active early morning and late afternoon
- Found in mountains at elevations as high as 3,600 meters
- Herbivores who eat grass, leaves on pine trees, twigs, shrubs, and junipers
- Find food on mountainous terrain or scrub forests made of oaks, pines, and junipers
- Predators are the wolf, snow leopard, and lynx
- Located in the edges of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
- Like to live on mountains and scrub forests
- Climate alternates seasonally from sunny to cold
- Usually live anywhere near the top of mountains.
Two wolves hunt for markhor.
Markhors live on rocky, jagged mountains.
The male markhors have long corkscrew-like horns for protection.
- Male markhors have long corkskrew-like horns for protection
- Every markhor has warning sound similar to the bleating of a goat
- Markhors are extremely adapted to mountains with steep slopes or rocky sides.
- Live in groups and have powerful legs to reach leaves on trees or jumps on the tree
- Markhors are hunted for their meat, fur, and horns
- These mammals listed in Appendix I of CITES
- Jammu and Kashmir's Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1978 Afghanistan's Protected Species List of 2009 have been enforced to protect markhors in Afghanistan and India
- In Pakistan, markhors protected by the federal law.
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