Markhor

Markhor, the national animal of Pakistan, is a large species of wild goat. It is found in northeastern Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, southern Tajikistan and southern Uzbekistan. As per the facts and information from the wildlife conservation, this species is highly endangered and its size is declined to less than 2500.

Scientific Name of Markhor


Capra falconeri

Markhor Features and Facts



  • Diet: Herbivore

  • Size (L): 132cm - 186cm (52in - 73in)

  • Weight: 32kg - 110kg (71lbs - 240lbs)

  • Top Speed: 17km/h (10mph)

  • Life Span: 10 - 13 years

  • Lifestyle: Herd

  • Conservation Status: Endangered


Conserving Makhor


Makhor is in deep crisis due to illegal hunt by humans. As per the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, the endangered species is in danger of facing extinction. Though the Union is taking all the efforts to protect this species from crisis, it is not enough. Markhor are still hunted extensively for food and for its horn.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag