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Himalayan Serow - Species Detail

AKA: Gold: 20 7/8" Gold (Bow): 0"
Endangered: Silver: 0" Silver (Bow): 0"
Bronze: 0" Bronze (Bow): 0"
Himalayan Serow
Map Legend

Capricornis sumatraensis thar

Sirao del Himalaya (Sp), Himalaya Serau (G), Serow de l'Himalaya (F). Also called western serow.

DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 38-40 inches (96-102 cm). Weight about 200 pounds (54-91 kg).

Grizzled black or dark gray above, turning to rusty red on throat, chest, flanks, hindquarters and upper legs. A darker black dorsal line is sometimes visible. Underparts and lower legs are dirty white. Chin and inside of ears white. The head is reddish-brown in Kashmir populations. The lower legs are a mixture of red and white in the northern Bengal race. The Punjab race has a woolly undercoat.

DISTRIBUTION The Himalayan region of Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bhutan.

REMARKS Shares with the Himalayan tahr the reputation of inhabiting the worst ground in the Himalayas.

TAXONOMIC NOTES Consists of humei (Kashmir), rodoni (Punjab), thar (Nepal and Sikkim), and jamrachi (northern Bengal), with thar Hodgson, 1831 having priority.

STATUS Notwithstanding its USF&WS endangered and CITES Appendix I listings, the Himalayan serow is actually quite plentiful.


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