Himalayan Serow Received Photographed For The First Time within the Wilds of Kashmir

The endangered and rarely-sighted Himalayan Serow which is a goat-antelope has been captured for the primary time by two buddies, each locals, within the wilds of Kashmir (Srinagar’s Brein-Nishat Wildlife Conservation Reserve). The chums got here throughout the majestic creature throughout a random trek within the Zabarwan Mountain on Monday i.e., October 8, 2018.

The wildlife fanatic and photographer Riyaz, noticed one thing shifting within the grassland and that’s when he took out his binoculars to verify what it was truly. He then observed an exquisite shy goat consuming grass that got here out on a cliff within the open space. That’s when he couldn’t cease himself from shouting out of pleasure at his friend- Mudassir Manzoor to verify the identification.


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The spectacular animal is native to the japanese Himalayas and Jap & South Jap Bangladesh. The Himalayan Serow is even distributed by Nepal and northern India together with Sikkim, Tibet, and Western Myanmar. The animal is often present in two forms- Crimson and Darkish. The enigmatic pink Himalayan Serow is discovered within the hills of Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland whereas the Darkish Himalayan Serow is discovered within the southern slopes of Jammu & Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan.

Speaking about Jammu & Kashmir, the goat isn’t sighted that too solely within the protected space of Dachigam Nationwide Park and Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary. Also called Haji or Ream, the creature was by no means photographed earlier than in Kashmir. The images captured had been both from Bhutan or Uttarakhand.

The inhabitants of the Himalayan Serow is taken into account to be declining as a consequence of habitat loss and looking for meat. Additionally, the goat is listed as ‘Close to Threatened’ on the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Crimson Listing of Threatened Species and within the Conference of Worldwide Commerce in Endangered Species Appendix 1.

In Jammu Kashmir Wildlife Safety Act, the goat is available in Schedule 1, with different flagship mammals just like the Snow Leopard, Hangul and Kashmir Markhor which all comes below threatened species.

Sure, clicking a photograph of the Himalayan Serow within the wilds of Kashmir is at least a fantastic achievement because the animal inhabits dense forest areas making it very uncommon to sight and {photograph}.

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