Markhor is the National Animal of Pakistan.

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GMT - 3 Hours Markhor is the National Animal of Pakistan.

Post by Akram Tahseen on Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:17 pm

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)


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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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