Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wild Goat

The Wild Goat is distributed in a range of places such as Europe and Asia Minor to central Asia and the Middle East. As per the facts and information from the wildlife conservation, it is highly endangered species and in deep crisis.

Scientific name of Wild Goat

Capra aegagrus

Features and Facts of Wild Goat

  • Height: 16-23 inches at withers

  • Weight: 50-55 lbs.

  • Gestation Period: 170 days

  • Lifespan: 12 to 22 years

  • Status: Endangered

Conservation of Wild Goat

There is no specific estimation of global wildlife population. However, it is very rare and absent in many places. It is estimated that there is a significant decrease in the population of wild goat. The people are hunted it for meat and illegal trade. The loss of habitat is the other threat faced by this species. Due to the rapid decrease of this species, many local wildlife protection organisations are taking active steps to protect this species from extinction.

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

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