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bharal , Himalayan blue sheep

Pseudois nayaur


The Bharal is a fairly large mountain ungulate with a head-body length of 115-165, a shoulder height of 75-90 cm, a tail length of 10-20 cm, and a body weight of 35-75 kg. Males are considerably larger than females. Both sexes have horns, which are ridged on the upper surface. In males, they are considerably larger than in females, growing upwards, then turning sideways and curving backwards, and reaching a length of 80 cm. In females, the horns are much shorter and straighter, growing only up to 20 cm long.

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Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Oct 10, 2016
Submitted on Jan 8, 2017

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