Tajikistan Markhor

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Tajikistan Markhor

Post by 100ponder » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:04 am

One of the bovids not likeliy to be seen on a game drive here in the RSA :-
Makhor in Tisjikistan 1.jpg
Makhor in Tisjikistan 2.jpg

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Re: Tajikistan Markhor

Post by Flutterby » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:18 am

Are those mountain goats?

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Post by Mel » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:52 am

They remind me of kudus. Are they of similar size?
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Re: Tajikistan Markhor

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:15 am

Goats with Kudu horns O:V
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Re: Tajikistan Markhor

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:22 am

Tajikistan Brings Endangered Wild Goat From the Edge of Extinction to the Peak of Hope

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A Tajik Mahor above the village of Zighar - © Tatjana Rosen Michel

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Re: Tajikistan Markhor

Post by Flutterby » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:44 pm

Very interesting. :ty:

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Re: Tajikistan Markhor

Post by 100ponder » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:34 pm

Thanks Lisbeth for following on with this very interesting posting.

Size information (From Wikipedia) :-

Markhor stand 65 to 115 centimetres (26 to 45 in) at the shoulder, 132 to 186 centimetres (52 to 73 in) in length and weigh from 32 to 110 kilograms (71 to 243 lb).[3] They have the highest maximum shoulder height among the species in the genus Capra, but is surpassed in length and weight by the Siberian ibex.

And yes, they belong to the greater "mountain goat" family but as can be seen above they fit in between a kudu and impala in height and weight.

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Post by Lisbeth » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:45 pm

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