The Himalayan Tahr is to the related to the wild goat. Its native habitat is in the rugged wooded hills and mountain slopes slopes of the Himalayas.
Their hooves have a flexible, rubbery core that allows them to grip smooth rocks, while a hard, sharp rim can lodge into small footholds.Males are larger and have different coloration and horn structure than the females. Adult Himalayan Tahrs range from 135 to 180 kg (300 to 400 lb) in weight, 120 to 170 cm in length, and 60 to 90 cm in height, with he males having having huge manes.
Himalayan Tahr are an introduced species in the South Island of New Zealand, with herds forming in the Southern Alps. In large numbers tahr are regarded as a pest because their browsing has an impact on native vegetation. Which makes them one of most sort after trophies in New Zealand.