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Tahr, Himalayan (Asia)

Scientific Name: Hemedragus jemlahicus

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: Kashmir to Nepal. (In 1904 the Himalayan Tahr was introduced into New Zealand from English game park stocks (see. Indo-pacific region). From there they were introduced into California, Florida and Texas (USA) and South Africa (Table Mountain on the Cape)).

Habitat: Mountain forest with open grassy areas between 1.200 and 1.600 m.

Description: The Himalayan Tahr weighs up to 100 kg and measures up to 1,0 m over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 1,20 m without tail (10 cm). General colour brown to greyish brown, partly black with a mane-like, slightly lighter hairs on the shoulders and neck. The underparts are even lighter grey brown. The horns are heavy, relatively short, pointing upwards then backwards.

Hunting method: Stalking.

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