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see antelopeantelope,
name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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(Pantholops hodgsoni), also the orongo, an artiodactylous mammal of the family Cavicornia. The chiru is about 80 cm high at the shoulder and weighs 40–50 kg. The back is grayish brown, and the abdomen white; in males, the head and front legs are dark. The nose is quite broad. The horns, carried only by the males, are up to 70 cm long, slightly curved, and almost vertical. The ears are short and pointed, and the tail is short. Chirus inhabit alpine regions in Tibet and Ladakh. They usually live in groups of four or five individuals. The mammals feed on grass. Chirus mate in November or December; the young are born in May or June.

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Many of the technologies researched in the Chiru project build on the RealExtend Open Source 3D Internet platform originally developed in Oulu.
They gathered evidence of raw wool and chiru pelts that were offered to them for sale in Tibet, and shahtoosh shawls that are available for sale in New Delhi and in London.
Sergiu Gherghina and Doru Frantescu, "Improving Rookies' Performance', 157; Sergiu Gherghina and Mihail Chiru, "Practice and Payment: Determinants of Candidate List Position in European Parliament Elections', European Union Politics, forthcoming 11, 4 (2010).
The submissions requested that the USFWS promptly complete the Tibetan antelope status review and issue a listing decision, as required by the ESA, in order to prevent the chiru petition from being abandoned like the argali listing.
The checklist of gifts and souvenirs to avoid includes tiger and leopard skin coats and bags; sea turtle shell jewellery and sunglasses and Shahtoosh shawls - in which extremely rare Chiru Himalayan antelope is killed to make a single garment.
The matter was buried and the Tamil Nadu cadre bureaucrat, Shunchonngan Jatak Chiru, is currently posted as officer on special duty ( OSD) to Union shipping minister G.
By the mid-1990's the chiru population had declined to an estimated 65,000-72,500, principally due to poaching for shahtoosh.
org) global campaign against the illegal shahtoosh trade -- a finely woven shawl made from the pelts of the highly endangered Tibetan antelope, or chiru.
Says Telugu filmmaker Sai Balaji, "Look at how Chiru (Chiranjeevi) is taking dance lessons for four hours every day to regain his old touch for his comeback movie.
cited the Tibetan Plateau Project for its campaign to protect the Tibetan chiru -- a rare antelope whose fine undercoat is prized by poachers and clothing manufacturers who use it to produce expensive shahtoosh scarves (see story on page 12).