Chinese Goral

The Chinese Goral (Naemorhedus griseus) is an ungulate (hoofed) mammal. It is also known as the Grey Long-Tailed Goral. 

The Chinese Goral is a stocky animal that looks like a goat or an antelope. It has long legs with broad hooves and short horns. Its ears are long and pointed. It has short pale-grey to dark-brown or reddish-brown fur. It has a dark stripe along its back, with a pale throat and underparts. 

It grows to 50-78 centimetres (20-31 inches) at shoulder height. It is 82-130 centimetres (32-51 inches) in length. 

Chinese Goral

The Chinese Goral is native to Asia, in countries such as Myanmar, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. It prefers rocky mountainous regions. 

It is a browser, feeding on twigs, leaves, plants, vegetation, grass, and nuts. Its predators include wolves and leopards.  

It lives in small groups up to 12 individuals. Males are generally solitary. The female is pregnant for about 215 days before giving birth to 1-2 young, called kids. The kids can walk soon after birth. 

Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral
Chinese Goral

[Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France]

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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