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Himalayan serow : Spotted

Himalayan serow : Spotted

A Himalayan serow was spotted in the central part of Nameri National Park and Tiger Reserve.

  • Himalayan serow resembles as a cross between a goat, a donkey, a cow, and a pig.
  • There are several species of serows, and all of them are found in Asia.
  • The Himalayan serow, or Capricornis sumatraensis thar, is restricted to the Himalayan region. Taxonomically, it is a subspecies of the mainland serow (Capricornis sumatraensis).
  • These are herbivores species.
  • These are typically found at altitudes between 2,000 metres and 4,000 metres (6,500 to 13,000 feet). They are known to be found in eastern, central, and western Himalayas, but not in the Trans Himalayan region.
  • Conservation Status:
    • IUCN Red List: Vulnerable
    • CITES: Appendix I
    • The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I

Nameri Tiger Reserve:

  • It is situated in the northern part of the Sonitpur district of Assam, along the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh.