Taxonomic Name: Capra falconeri

Status: Near Threatened (IUCN)


 Grazes on grasses in summer months; Browses leaves and branches in winter months

Longevity in the wild:
12 - 13 years

Size: 65 - 115 cm tall at the shoulder

Weight: Males: 80 -110 kg, Females: 32 - 40 kg

Group Name: Flock

Fun Fact: These wild goats are also known as "Screw-horn goats" due to the males' impressive horn structure. They are the national animal of Pakistan and can live on mountain slopes up to 3600m elevation!

You can find the Zoo's markhor in Animals of Asia section of the Zoo along with Amur tigers, Steller's sea eagles, and camels.