Markhor

FUN FACTS

Markhor

  • The markhor goat is the national animal of Pakistan.

  • Their name, in Persian, translates to “snake eater” and was given to them for their reported ability to kill and eat snakes.

  • Locals believe their slobber has healing properties that will remove venom from snake bite wounds.

  • The babies of goats are referred to as “kids” just like deer babies are called “fawns”.

  • Charles Darwin hypothesized that modern goats came from the crossbreeding of markhor goats with wild goats.