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Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

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Uploaded 07 Oct 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012
From collection: Himalaya Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Himalayan Tahr is a large ungulate related to the wild goat. Its native habitat is in the rugged wooded hills and mountain slopes of the Himalaya in Nepal from Central Asia in northern Kashmir to China. IUCN lists the species in its red list as close to threatened noting population decrease due to uncontrolled hunting and other factors. Protected areas such as the Sagarmatha National Park are important for the species survival. Including the highest point on the Earth’s surface, Mount S ...
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