Himalayan serow

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Himalayan serow[1]
Himalayan Serow Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary East Sikkim Sikkim India 13.02.2016.jpg
Male (♂) from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim district in Sikkim, India
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capricornis
Species: C. thar
Binomial name
Capricornis thar
Hodgson, 1831

The Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar) also known as the thar (esp. in the Eastern Himalayas) is a goat-antelope native to the Himalayas, and eastern and southeastern Bangladesh. It has been classified as "Near Threatened" by IUCN because it is believed to be in significant decline due to hunting for food and habitat loss.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Himalayan serows are known to occur in east and southeast Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, northern India including Sikkim and provinces east of Bangladesh, Tibet, and probably into western Myanmar.[2]

Hunter with dead Himalayan serow.(From German Federal Archive)


Capricornis thar is listed in CITES Appendix I.[2]


  1. ^ Grubb, P. (16 November 2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 705. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c d Duckworth, J.W. & MacKinnon, J. (2008). "Capricornis thar". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 December 2014.