Japanese serow

Bovid endemic to Japan.

The Japanese serow is a mammal that lives in Japan.

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Adult Japanese serow stand about 81 centimetres (32 in) tall and weigh 30–45 kilograms (66–99 lb). They are black to whitish, and colouring lightens in summer.

Living areasEdit

They live in dense woodland in Japan, primarily in northern and central Honshu and are found in dense mountain forests.They live in open grassland and forests at an elevation of about 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), and uses caves to rest in.

Food and waterEdit

They eat leaves, shoots, and acorns.


It is infectious disease. For example, it is Genus Parapoxvirus.


Capricornis crispus is socially monogamous.

Relationship with humansEdit

The animal is seen as a national symbol of Japan and protected in conservation areas.