Close-up of a markhor wild goat showing horns


Markhors belong to a group of animals called 'goat-antelopes', which includes the musk ox, the chamois and the domestic goat. Markhor have spiralling horns, which can grow to over a metre and a half long in males.

Scientific name: Capra falconeri

Rank: Species

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Map showing the distribution of the Markhor taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Markhor can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, Himalayas. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Markhor distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status


  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Decreasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

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