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Chiru (Tibetan Antelope)

Pantholops hodgsonii


Weight: Females average about 26 kg; males about 40 kg.

Habitat: prefers flat to rolling terrain, although it readily ascends high rounded hills and penetrates mountains and crosses passes by following valleys.

Age to Maturity: Female probably first conceive at the age of 1.5 or 2.5 years and give birth at the age of 2 or 3 years.

Gestation Period: 7 - 8 months

Birth Season: Give birth in the second half of June and early July.

Birth Rate: 1 young.

Maximum Age: At least about 8 years (wild).

Diet: A grazer and perhaps a browser.

Threats: Poaching is the most serious threat. It is being slaughtered illegally by the thousands for its wool.






























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