from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as goral.
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"gooral," which is the "chamois" of the Indian Alps. It may be as well here to remark, that in the vast extended chain of the
Having obtained a bow and a sheaf of arrows from a village he sometimes succeeded in killing a _gooral_, the active little wild goat found in the lower hills, the flesh of which is excellent.
Shooting over a hill does not appear to have the effect of frightening gooral away; when disturbed they seldom go far, and may be found again on their old ground in the course of a day or two.
Being good climbers, the gooral may be found in all sorts of places -- on narrow ledges, on the face of steep precipices, on gentle slopes of young grass, and among scattered bushes or forest trees.
"From living so near human habitations, and constantly seeing shepherds and wood-cutters, gooral are not alarmed by seeing men at
On detecting the presence of danger, the gooral generally stands still, and utters several sharp hisses before moving away. "
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