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Himalayan Goral

Himalayan goral or ghural

This is a goat like animal that can be found in mountainous regions at an altitude of 1100-4000m.The grayish brown coat develops thick, shaggy wool in winter. Both sexes have short pointed horns about 6 inches long. About 4 ft long and 2 ft high the Himalayan goral weighs up to 80 pounds. It is remarkably sure-footed and can move at high speed. If faced with danger it freezes and then suddenly runs if the danger gets too close. Gorals are well camouflaged and thus are very difficult to spot especially when they are still.