Endangered Species Of Animal The Markhor Capra Falconeri

Haleema Sadia


The Markhor (Capra Falconeri) is an endangered species of wild goat that is natively found in the mountainous regions of western and central and Asia. The Markhor (Capra Falconeri) is believed to have been so-called using the Persian term for the snake, either because of the huge coiled horns of the Markhor (Capra Falconeri) or due to its capability to kill snakes in the wild, although the particular cause is unidentified. The Markhor (Capra Falconeri) is found in northeastern Afghanistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Hunza-Nagar Valley, northern and central Pakistan and the borderline region of Kashmir, southern Tajikistan and southern Uzbekistan. The Markhor (Capra Falconeri) is most frequently found inhabiting the high-altitude monsoon jungles that mess these areas. The Markhor (Capra Falconeri) is a very unique species of wild goat, easily well-known by its long, white winter hair and the enormous flown horns that can grow to more than 1.5 meters in length on the males. The horns of the females are, though still large for goats, commonly less than 50cm in length.

Markhor is well modified to the mountainous territory and can be found between 600-3,600 meters in elevation. They naturally inhabit scrub forests made up chiefly of oaks, pines, and junipers where it is abundantly for the Markhor to eat. Markhor is also daytime animals, meaning that they are mainly active in the early morning and late afternoon. The Markhor is an herbivorous animal that primarily scratches on a variety of flora including grasses, leaves, herbs, fruits and flowers. Like other wild goats, the Markhor plays an appreciated role within their eco-system as they chew the leaves from the low-lying trees and scrub, spreading the seeds in their manure.

Regardless of living virtually on a cliff-edge, there are really a number of animals that target these amazingly magnificent creatures. Packs of wolves and wild cats such as lynx’s snow leopards are the main hunters of the Markhor, along with humans who have logged much of their natural environment. The Markhor breeds in the winter when, after a gestation period that lasts for up to 170 days, usually one and infrequently two Markhor babies (known as kids) are born. The Markhor kids remain safe and looked after by their mother until they are able to eat dense food and become more and more self-determining.


Today, despite being the national animal of Pakistan, the Markhor is measured to be a scarce species with less than 2,500 entities thought to be left in a few distant areas of the Asian mountains. The failure in Markhor population figures is mainly due to deforestation resultant in the harm of their natural habitats.

Population decays due to habitat loss, award hunting and struggle for resources with native grazers had pushed the Markhor to the edge of extinction by the early 1990s, when it was assessed that the Kargah region of Gilgit-Baltistan contained no more than 40-50 of the animals. The species was professed Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 1994 and at one point, its global spreading had shrunk to a simple five countries, which overall housed less than 2,500 individuals in isolated compartments of the region’s sudden mountain ranges. These declines had the likely to harm other rare mammals as well: the Markhor has considerable ecological significance as a prey item for rare mountain carnivores, including the snow leopard.  As Markhor populations disappeared, carnivores that were themselves on the edge of extinction might find themselves in an even more critical situation than before.

The comeback of the Markhor population signifies achievement on numerous levels.  In addition to strengthening a stressed population of unique and environmentally significant animals, this victory signs the success of a forward-thinking conservation program. The aim of the program was for local citizens to be given agency and treated with respect, rather than merely being brushed aside as the root of the species decline.

If we can inspire people, young and old, to respect this world and all its delightful natural resources

We might have the occasion of saving at least some of the endangered species and wild places for the advantage of those who follow us.

 It is significant to remember to take care of the animals we have today, and their environment. We, humans, are the main cause of extinction. Because of us, they misplace their home just because we need to make paper, or they die because we need food.

 Poachers also murder endangered animals or sell them to people who have money and are willing to spend it on a rare or endangered animal.

 Hunting animals and birds should be stopped and strict rules should be set for illegal hunting of animals and birds.

The government should ban the overhunting and cutting of the forest.

The government should issue the order for the preservation of species.

We also love animals because petting, rubbing and cuddling a dog could be as shooting to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, if we can’t help them, at least don’t harm them.

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