Famed for its tea plantations, which date back to the British colonial era, the mountain goat species Nilgiri tahrs
and a vibrant tourism sector, the region has been going through challenging times of late.
, wild goats with a bushy lion-style mane, are far cheaper.
Beds of flowers and greenery hide such rare animals as musk deer, tahrs
, brown and black bears.
Located at the Bait al Baraka royal palace, this effort was started as His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's private collection of Arabian tahrs
back in 1979.
Summary: SHARJAH - The Desert Park of the Environment and Natural Reserves in Sharjah (DPENRS) had recently seen the birth of two Arabian tahrs
(Arabitragus Jayakari), a male and a female.
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Just 4,000 lion-tailed macaques, 2,000 Nilgiri tahrs
(a kind of mountain goat), and 300 grizzled mountain squirrels now remain in India's Western Ghats, a southwestern mountain range designated one of the world's 19 "biodiversity hotspots" by Conservation International.
While we were driving, we came to a hairpin bend in the road, and I was surprised to see these peaceful Nilgiri tahrs
. It was a rare sight.'
According to experts, there are now likely fewer than 3,000 breeding-age Arabian Tahrs
surviving in the wild and perhaps the only healthy population on the planet is the herd here in the Wadi Sireen Nature Reserve in Oman.
"Whether it is corals along our coasts and the fish that make it their home or the Caracals and Tahrs
prowling our wadis, the UAE is enriched with a diverse wildlife.
"She is a strong baby and is even above the average size of tahrs
Arras finds the tahrs
much more clever than a goat or sheep.