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Living in the Himalayan mountains and surrounding areas an animal that can run up and down in the steep cliff with ease named Markhor. The word Markhor is believe to come from the Persian word ‘mar’ meaning snake and ‘kor’ meaning ‘eater’ snake eaters are a reference to their ability to kill snakes with their horns which look likes snakes the large hairy mammal lives on steep mountains cliff what makes it very hard to be caught.

The average Markhor is about 5.4 feet in height and 1.6 meters in length and weight up to 240 Pounds. Males are much heavier than females the males have light brown to black color coats where the females have more a reddish color coats the male horns can grow as long as their bodies where the females have small horns measured 10 inches.

In the wild the Markhor can live up to thirteen-year-old, males and females Markhor live apart mostly males mostly lives alone where the females live in small group with their young up to nine years. The males are mostly found in forest during the summer months with the female stick to the high altitude area with steep rocky cliffs.

Suspected hunter of markhor presented before Chitral court

CHITRAL: A suspected man who was involved in the unlawful hunting of a markhor on Jan 6, was presented before the court of the assistant commissioner of Chitral following his arrest.  According to details, a man, Aslam Baig, was nabbed from his residence and a case was registered against him under the Wildlife and Biodiversity Act, 2015. In an epic show of brutality, a Markhor, the national animal of Pakistan was illegally killed in a park of Chitral by two hunters. In a video obtained by ARY News, it can be…

Markhor jumps in the river to escape illegal Chitral hunters

CHITRAL: In an epic show of brutality, a Markhor, the national animal of Pakistan, was on Sunday illegally killed in a park in Chitral district, ARY News reported. In a video obtained by ARY News, it can be seen that a group of men first shot the animal and then tried to tie it with ropes.  The injured animal can be seen being badly treated. A group of around a dozen people belonging to the Wildlife Department besiege and tame the animal using a rope after it was injured. Distressed, the markhor later jumped…

PIA barred from replacing logo of flag with Markhor on planes

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Sunday restrained the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from using the image of Markhor on its planes till further orders.  Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a two-judge bench of the apex court, took notice of the national flag carrier’s replacing national flag with endangered species of Markhor on its planes. When asked about the airline planing to paint an animal on the aircraft's tails, the managing director of PIA, Musharraf Rasool, said the picture of…

Star-studded premiere of ‘Gluco Allahyar & the Legend of Markhor’ held in Karachi

A star-studded premiere ceremony of 'Gluco Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor' was held in Karachi at Nueplax Cinemas on Wednesday.  A number of celebrities along with their kids graced the premiere of the latest animation treat by 3rd World Studios in association with ARY Films. Adnan Siddiqui, Faysal Quraishi, Sarwat Gilani, Zhalay Sarhadi, Aamina Sheikh, Hareem Farooq, Ejaz Aslam, Ali Rehman Khan and others attended the premiere and revealed their kids' excitement about the movie. The celebrities' kids also…