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Afghan Urial (Ovis vignei cycloceros)

The Afghan Urial has the greatest distribution range of all urials. But the Afghan Urial in the narrower sense has meanwhile become an almost mythical animal.

Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius)

The Nilgiri Thar is the only member of the tribe Caprini that lives in the tropics (3), or south of the Himalayas in India respectively. (1)

Serows (genus: Capricornis)

Serows are small to medium-sized, goat- or antilope-like caprinae species. They are the most generalized representatives of the subfamily. Therefore it is thought that all Caprinae species evolved…

Indochinese Serow (Capricornis maritimus)

The Indochinese Serow is a stealthy forest dweller, somehow lacking the attractiveness of its neighbours the Chinese Serow with its heavy, silvery mane or the Sumatran Serow to…

Chinese Serow (Capricornis milneedwardsii)

A „typical“ Chinese Serow – with its long silvery mane – is an almost mystical animal that could rival with a unicorn. Of all serow species it covers…

Himalayan Serow (Capricornis thar)

The Himalayan Serow’s most prominent feature is its trichromatism, being reminiscent of the old Berlin flag: black-red-white – overall blackish above; turning to rusty red on flanks, hindquarters,…

Sumatran Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis)

Being almost entirely black, the Sumatran Serow is easy to recognize. It is medium-sized compared to other Capricornis-species and the only Caprinae member that has its range solely within…

Gorals (genus: Nemorhaedus)

Gorals are small caprinae species with a goat- or antelope-like appearance. There are six species, occurring in South Asia and Far East.

How to tell the sex of gorals by the horns

The horns of goral males and females are in general very similar. But there are ways to tell both sexes by their horns apart.

Burmese Red Serow (Capricornis rubidus)

The Red Serow is almost a mythical animal. Very little is known. And it is definititly a candidate for a possible taxonomic split in the future.