Himalayan Tahr – Карельский зоопарк

Himalayan Tahr

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 50 to 100 kg

Height: 60 to 110 cm

Body length: 90 cm to 1.6 m

Coloration: In winter, the coat of the Himalayan Tahr is reddish-brown. As spring approaches, they actively molt, leading to a lighter coloration.

Age of sexual maturity: 2-3 years

Gestation period: 180 to 240 days

Lifespan: 10 to 20 years

Habitat range: Himalayan Tahrs inhabit the Himalayas and are found in northern India, southern Tibet, and Nepal.

Diet: Leaves and roots of low-growing shrubs

Did you know?

  • Himalayan Tahrs are closely related to goats, combining similarities of both goats and sheep. The name “Tahr” comes from the word “Nemitragus,” which translates to “half-goat.”
  • Tahrs are listed in the International Red List of Threatened Species.
  • Himalayan Tahrs have been domesticated and are bred as livestock animals.