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bharal, Himalayan blue sheep, naur (Pseudois nayaur)
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bharal, Himalayan blue sheep, naur (Pseudois nayaur)

Found in the Himalayas
Date 28 June 2016
Author Adityavikramverma

The bharal or Himalayan blue sheep or naur (Pseudois nayaur) is a caprid found in the high Himalayas of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Pakistan. Its native names include bharal, barhal, bharar and bharut in Hindi, na or sna in Ladakh, nabo in Spitian, naur in Nepali and na or gnao in Bhutan. The bharal was also the focus of George Schaller's and Peter Matthiessen's expedition to Nepal in 1973. Their personal experiences are well documented by Matthiessen in his book, The Snow Leopard. The bharal is a major food of the snow leopard.
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Pseudois
Species: Pseudois nayaur Hodgson, 1833

Scientific Name: Pseudois nayaur (Hodgson, 1833)
Common Names: Blue Sheep, Bharal, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Naur

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