M is for Markhor #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo CreditBukharan markhor in captivity at the Los Angeles Zoo

15 April 2017 – M is for Markhor

Markhor an endangered species of wild goat until 2015, still less than 2,500 individuals
Natively found in the mountainous regions of western and central and Asia
Now they have been downlisted to near threatened, their numbers have increased
They are adapted to mountainous terrain, be found between 600 and 3,600 meters high

Natively found in the mountainous regions of western and central and Asia
Easily identified by their long white winter hair and enormous spiraled horns
They are adapted to mountainous terrain, be found between 600 and 3,600 meters high
With males having longer hair on the chin, throat, chest and shanks

Easily identified by their long white winter hair and enormous spiraled horns
Females are redder in color, with shorter hair, a short black beard, and are maneless
With males having longer hair on the chin, throat, chest and shanks
Both sexes have tightly curled, corkscrew-like horns which are close together at the head

Females are redder in color, with shorter hair, a short black beard, and are maneless
Their diets shift seasonally in the spring and summer periods they graze,  browse in the winter
Both sexes have tightly curled, corkscrew-like horns which close together at the head
Mating season is in winter, during which the males fight each other by lunging locking horns

Their diets shift seasonally in the spring and summer periods they graze,  browse in the winter
The gestation period lasts 135–170 days, and usually, results in the birth of one or two kids
Mating season is in winter, during which the males fight each other by lunging locking horns
Adult males are largely solitary, the markhor is the national animal of Pakistan.

The gestation period lasts 135–170 days, and usually, results in the birth of one or two kids
Now they have been downlisted to near threatened, their numbers have increased
Adult males are largely solitary, the markhor is the national animal of Pakistan.
Markhor an endangered species of wild goat until 2015, still less than 2,500 individuals.

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