Markhor


Markhor

Markhor

(Capra falconeri)

The Markhor is a large goat. It inhabits the high and mountainous monsoon forests of Laghman and Nuristan in Afghanistan. It is an herbivore. Its diet consists of grazing grassland during the spring and summer. During the winter, it browses vegetation. The Markhor is capable of standing on its hind legs to reach high hanging vegetation. Its lifespan is around twelve to thirteen years in the wild.