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Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Bovidae > Naemorhaedus

Naemorhaedus goral Hardwicke, 1825 – Himalayan Brown Goral

Taxonomic Notes:

There are two subspecies recognized: N. g. goral and N. g. bedfordi 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

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Status, Habitat and Habits:

Himalayan Goral inhabits forests of Himalayas of India, Nepal and Bhutan. It is a crepuscular species mostly active at dusk and dawn. It is a grazer as well as browser that feeds on grasses and leaves of plants in forests.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ( 

According to IUCN Red List assessment, population of this species is decreasing significantly all over range. Density of its population is estimated to be between 1 individual to 11 individuals per sq. km. Major threats to its survival come mainly from habitat fragmentation owing to human activities like agriculture, plantation, mining, overgrazing by livestock, and residential,road and other commercial development. Occasional hunting and trapping has also caused some damage its population directly.

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Bayani, A. 2020. Naemorhaedus goral Hardwicke, 1825 – Himalayan Brown Goral. Ramachandran, V., R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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