The Kashmir markhor or flare horned markhor (Capra falconeri cashmiriensis) is a goat that lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan and in the Kashmir Valley in India. Some scientists say it is a subspecies of Capra falconeri and others say it does not count as its own subspecies.
C. falconeri cashmiriensis
|Capra falconeri cashmiriensis|
This sheep has horns on its head that curve in a spiral pattern.
These animals live in dry places. In the winter, they do not live more than 2200 meters above sea level.
For most of the year, the Kashmir markhor eats grassy plants. In the winter, when snow covers the grass, the Kashmir markhor will eat parts of trees and shrubs if it cannot find grass. It can eat pine needles, but not when it can find other foods.
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