∆WHY IN NEWS ?
A Himalayan mammal, somewhere between a goat and an antelope, has been confirmed as the newest creature to be spotted in Assam.
∆PRELIMS POINTERS :-
•Himalayan Serow resembles a cross between a goat, a donkey, a cow, and a pig.
•They are herbivores and found at altitudes between 2,000 metres and 4,000 metres.
• Found in the eastern, central, and western Himalayas, but not in the Trans Himalayan.
•There are several species of Serow , and all of them are found in Asia.
∆ CONSERVATION STATUS :-
The Himalayan Serow is categorised as ‘vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.