Wild Goat

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Wild Goat

 

(in Russian, bezoarovyi kozel), bearded goat (Capra hircus aegagrus), an Artiodactyl animal of the horned family. The body length of mature adults measures up to 1.5 m, and they weigh up to 80 kg. The males have large saber-shaped curved horns up to 130 cm long and 25 cm in circumference. The wool is rusty and grayish toned, with separate parts being dark and blackish. Wild goats are found on certain islands of the Greek archipelago and in Asia Minor, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. In the USSR they are distributed in Dagestan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Southern Turkmenia (Kopetdag, Bol’shoi Balkhan, Malyi Balkhan). They inhabit the inaccessible cliff slopes of gorges and ravines. In the Caucasus they are normally near the upper limit of the forest zone. Occasionally in the summer they climb high into the mountains, going up to the snow line. Wild goats are polygamous herd animals. Except during the mating season, mature males remain alone. The goats feed on grass and shrub plants. Two kids, and more rarely one, are born at the end of April or in May In a short while the young follow the females into the most inaccessible areas. In many places the goats have been destroyed; in the USSR they are protected. The wild goat is one of the ancestors of the domestic goat.

REFERENCE

Mlekopitaiushchie Sovetskogo Soiuza, vol. 1. Edited by V. G. Geptner and N. P. Naumov. Moscow, 1961.
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Blood/meat samples (n=25) of wild goats (Capra aegagrus blythi) were collected from Kirthar National Park, Sindh, Pakistan.
The wild ancestors of the domesticated goat are capra aegagrus of Persia and Asia Minor Capra falconeri of the Himalayas and Capra prisea of the Mediterranean basin.
The park has many important mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibian species, including Ibex (Capra aegagrus), Urial (Ovis vignei), Chinkara (Gazella bennettii), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), Spotted-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippinus), Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor), Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), fish Mahsheer (Tor putitora), Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris), Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Skittering frog (Rana cyanophlyctis) etc (Khan et al., 2010).
Now Chiltan Markhor (Capra aegagrus chialtanensis) is only found in the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Quetta.
Mae yna chwech ar hugain o rywogaethau o eifr mewn tri gwahanol lwyth, ac yn llwyth y Caprini y cewch chi'r afr wyllt - y Capra aegagrus, ac mi gewch chi'r afr wyllt go iawn mewn mannau fel Gwlad Groeg, Twrci, Iran, de orllewin Afghanistan, Oman a Phacistan.
Most of them depict the predator hunting its staple prey, the bezoar goat (Capra aegagrus), or being hunted by men (figure 3).
aegagrus domestica hybrids in a restricted area of southern Switzerland.--Wildlife Biol.
We detected most WNV cases in horses (7.3%, 79/1,069; p<0.001), and 1 (0.5%) case in wildlife (imported North American white-tailed deer [Odocoileus virginianus]), and 2 in (1.5%) livestock (locally bred Ayreshire cow [Bos taurus], boer goat [Capra aegagrus hircus]).
Clinical manifestations detected on animals during the two outbreaks were similar to the previously described according to literature, with swollen and hyperthermic mammary glands, with occasional suppurant abscesses [10, 14, 31, 36, 40], coinciding with previous reports in sheep (Ovis orientalis aries) [42] and goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) [12].