Markhor (Calpra Falconeri) -
There are three subspecies of Markhor, but they are quite hard to distinguish.
These goats live high in the mountains and grow long thick coats to deal with the cold. Their horns give them the nickname of screw-horned goat. The males horns can grow up to 65 inches, and the females about 10. They will eat a wide variety of available vegetation. It is thought by the locals of Pakistan that these goats are able to kill and eat snakes, producing a foamy cud that is valuable to the people.
Females live together higher in the mountains while males are more solitary and can venture to lower elevations in the summer.
This critically endangered goat are still declining due to over hunting, illegal hunting. Since they live at such high elevations and extreme environments, they are considered prize hunting trophies and in some areas require an expensive hunting license to kill. Captive breeding is making an effort to boost populations in their natural habitat.