Save the Capra Falconeri

By Will and Ben

What is a Markhor

A Markhor is the largest species of goat.

It has long spiraled horns that can be 5 feet

tall! Markhors are brown and gray and are

about 2 to 3 feet tall to the shoulder.

The chin is bearded and the tail is short.

Where they Live

Markhors are found from central Asia to north east Africa, Usually in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Northern India, and also southern and central Pakistan. The climate they like to live in is on sparsely wooded cliff-sides.

What Is Happening To Save Markhors

The reason that the Markhor specimen is endangered is because of the hunters that highly prize their horns, While just leaving the body behind. The Markhor is the National animal of Pakistan. I know your probably thinking that the Markhor is illegal to hunt in Pakistan but it's not. Luckily the Markhors population is rising thanks to programs like SOS (Save Our Species).
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Facts About the Markhor

The Markhors top speed is about ten miles per hour. There life span is usually between 10-13 years. The Markhor weighs anywhere from 70-245 pounds. It's main food source is grasses, Leaves, and Herbs. It's main predators are wolves, Snow Leopards, and Lynx. There are less than 2,500 Markhors left in the world. They travel in herds of 10-12. The Markhor breeds in the winter.

Our Reserve

We would like our reserve to be nice and spacious, so that the Markhor could roam around freely. We would also like the reserve to have lots of different grasses so that the they could have a wide variety of vegetation.Another thing that we would like our reserve to have is a stream for drinking water, and bathing.

Population of the markhor

Even though the Markhor population has risen since 2005, we would still like to have a reserve/sanctuary for them. The Markhor population has risen a lot, but is still not as good as it could be.