Central Chinese Goral
|Geographical Range||Central China|
|Scientific Name||Nemorhaedus caudatus arnouxianus|
|Conservation Status||Near threatened|
Gorals are very fast, agile antelope-like goats that make theirhomes in the rocky, mountainous forests of Asia. These cliff-hangersvary in color from brownish red to charcoal gray with white throatpatches. Both males and females are approximately the same size andpossess sharp, piercing horns. Newborn gorals follow their mothersimmediately after birth and quickly learn to travel through very steepterrain. Gorals will browse on any available plants in their harshenvironment.
The cover of mountain forests does not always hide the speedy goralsfrom hunters. Overhunting has tragically decreased the number of goralsin the past, although current preservation laws are helping tostabilize their wild populations.
Did You Know?
Adult gorals have virtually no natural predators except humans.