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Thursday, December 27, 2012
The straight-horned markhor, the national animal of Pakistan, is a mythical-looking mountain goat with
long, twisting horns. It reminds me of something you might see in the Lord of the Rings ...
Photo courtesy of USFWS
the help of concentrated conservation efforts, this endangered species
of markhor is on the rebound, warranting a proposed change in its listing from endangered to threatened in recent months.