Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of goat-antelope, Antilope or Nemorhœdus goral, inhabiting the Himalaya mountains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) An Indian goat antelope (Nemorhedus goral), resembling the chamois.

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  • noun A type of Asian ungulate ruminant, now defined as any of several species of the genus Nemorhaedus.

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  • noun small goat antelope with small conical horns; of southern Asian mountains

Etymologies

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From an eastern Indian word for the Himalayan Goral.

Examples

  • 'There's a species of primitive central Chinese wild goat called the goral in an enclosure above the polar bear's.

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  • This forest in Jilin, on the border with North Korea, was once one of the most bio-rich places in northern China, home to over fifty species of mammals, including the Amur tiger, sika deer, goral, sable, and black bear, as well as 200 species of birds.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Hairs found near sightings of a yeti-like primate in India have turned out to be goral (a wild goat) hairs.

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  • This forest in Jilin, on the border with North Korea, was once one of the most bio-rich places in northern China, home to over fifty species of mammals, including the Amur tiger, sika deer, goral, sable, and black bear, as well as 200 species of birds.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • This forest in Jilin, on the border with North Korea, was once one of the most bio-rich places in northern China, home to over fifty species of mammals, including the Amur tiger, sika deer, goral, sable, and black bear, as well as 200 species of birds.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • The tahr is common, the serow, goral, musk deer and blue sheep are rare.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • The goral Nemorhaedus goral does not seem to occur within the basin, although the species does occur near the Park.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Red goral occurs primarily in southeast Tibet where authorities have established a reserve specifically for this goat-antelope.

    Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests

  • There are several threatened species such as the endangered snow leopard, takin, and Himalayan goral (Naemorhedus baileyi), and the vulnerable serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) and Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) (in eastern Nepal and Sikkim) in this ecoregion.

    Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • Several distinctive ungulate herbivores are endemic to this hotspot, including the takin (Budorcas taxicolor, VU), an unusual 300-kilogram goat antelope, the red or Bailey's goral (Nemorhaedus baileyi, VU), which is endemic to the Gaoligong Shan, and the Chinese forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii).

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Southwest China

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