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March 4, 2021

Assam: Himalayan Serow spotted for the First Time

GUWAHATI: A Himalayan mammal regarded it to be a “Himalayan Serow”-somewhere between a goat and an antelope has been spotted for the very first time in Assam.

It is to be mentioned that the serow was first spotted in the Manas Tiger Reserve in December 2020 by a couple of tourist and guides.

According to the additional principal chief conservator of the forest for areas under the Bodoland Territorial Council, Anindya Swargowari confirming the visuals received said that the mammal is none other than “Himalayan Serow”.

He further added that the serow has been spotted for the first time in the Manas Tiger Reserve but this does not mean the animal never visited our forests before.

What kind of animal is Himalayan Serow?

According to a biologist, the Himalayan serow as resembling a cross between a goat, a donkey, a cow, and a pig. It’s a medium-sized mammal with a large head, thick neck, short limbs, long, mule-like ears, and a coat of dark hair.

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