Arabian tahr

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Arabian tahr

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Caprinae
Species : Hemitragus jayakari

 

Keywords: horn , brown , stripe , mane , black , hooves

The Arabian tahr is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Arabian tahr

Adult weight : 23 kg (50.6 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Arabian tahr

The Arabian tahr is threatened by competition from domestic goats. (Full text)

In Iraq, Arabian tahr is called “Waa’l”.

The Arabian tahr is usually a solitary animal, but this one seems more than happy to have company.

The Arabian tahr is also found in the mountains of Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and the UAE is collaborating on the establishment of a regional conservation programme. (Full text)

In terms of its total numbers, the Arabian Tahr is probably about as endangered in the UAE as the Arabian Leopard, with fewer than 10 likely to exist in the wild, thus making both of them good candidates for immediate protection measures. (Full text)

The Nilgiri and Arabian tahrs are rare as a result of hunting and are listed as vulnerable and endanger by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). (Full text)

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