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tahr

 (tär)
n.
Any of three goatlike mammals of the genus Hemitragus of the Himalayas, southern India, and the Arabian peninsula, having backward-curved horns. Some biologists place the species in three different genera.

[Nepalese thār.]

tahr

(tɑː)
n
(Animals) any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns
[C19: variation of Nepali thār]

tahr

(tɑr)

n.
any short-horned goatlike bovid of the genus Hemitragus, of the Himalayas, India, and Arabia.
[1832; < Nepali thār]
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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.
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.
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