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National Animal Of Pakistan (Markhor)

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Markhor is the National Animal of Pakistan.

Binomial name

Capra falconeri
Wagner, 1839)

Local names

  • Persian, Punjabi, Urdu and Kashmiri: مارخور markhor
  • Pashto: مرغومی marǧūmay
  • Ladaki: rache, rapoche (male) and rawache (female)
  • Burushaski: halden, haldin (male) and giri, giri Halden (female)
  • Shina: Boom Mayaro, ' (male) and Boom Mayari (female)
  • Brahui: rezkuh, matt (male) and hit, harat (female)
  • Baluchi: pachin, sara (male) and buzkuhi (female)
  • Wakhi: youksh, ghashh (male) and moch (female)


Information About Markhor

The markhor (Capra falconeri) is a large species of wild goat that is found in northeastern Afghanistan, Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan, northern and central Pakistan), some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, southern Tajikistan and southern Uzbekistan. The species is classed by the IUCN as Endangered, as there are fewer than 2,500 mature individuals and the numbers have continued to decline by an estimated 20% over two generations.

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