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Himalayan Serow: Current Affairs
Context: Himalayan Serow spotted in Assam for the First Time.
About Himalayan Serow:
- It’s a medium-sized mammal with a large head, thick neck, short limbs, long, mule-like ears, and a coat of dark hair.
- It is considered a flagship species due to its specialized habitat requirements of dense and undisturbed forests.
- Taxonomically, Himalayan Serow is a subspecies of the mainland serow.
- There are several species of serows, and all of them are found in
- The Himalayan serow, or Capricornis sumatraensis that, is restricted to the Himalayan region.
- Himalayan serows are
- Habitat: They inhabit steep hills with rocky slopes, especially limestone regions up to 3,000 m above sea level, and also in hill and mountain forest areas with gentler terrain.
- Distribution: They are known to be found in eastern, central, and western Himalayas, but not in the Trans Himalayan region.
- IUCN status: Vulnerable
- It is listed under Schedule I of The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, which provides absolute protection.
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