12 Antelope Like Mountain Sheep and Wild Goats of India

The mountain goats and sheep of the great Himalayas are Capra genus of mammals that also include several species of ibex. Chiru or Tibetan antelope is actually a medium sized bovid found in Ladakh.

Nilgiri Tahr

Nilgiri Tahr is an endemic ungulate of the Nilgiri Hills in the Western Ghats of South India. The Nilgiri tahr is a stocky wild goat inhabits the open montane grassland habitat.

Himalayan Tahr


Himalayan Tahr is a large ungulate wild goat, native to the Himalayas of northern India. The Himalayan tahr is also a invasive species and has been introduced to other countries.



Bharal also known as Himalayan blue sheep, found in the high mountains of Himalayas in Ladakh of India. This medium sized wild sheep is major food of the snow leopard.



Urial is a species of the wild sheep known for its large horns, found in Ladakh regions of North India. The highly endangered Ladakh Urial is one of the most amazing Himalayan wild animal Found in Leh Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.



Gorals are small species of ungulates, like a goat and antelope appearance, found in northeastern state of India, as well as in Himalaya. The Himalayan goral and Red Goral are closely related to serows, found in the forests of the Himalayas in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Himalayan Goral
  • Red Goral
  • Long Tailed Goral



Serows are medium sized goat like mammals, native to the eastern Himalayas in Sikkim and northeastern part of India. The Himalayan serow and Red Serow are found in the hills south of the Brahmaputra river.

  • Red Serow
  • Himalayan Serow

Siberian Ibex

Siberian Ibex is the longest and heaviest species of ibex, western Himalayas and bushes in Kargil of Ladakh. The Siberian ibexes are Usually seen living at high elevations, steep slopes and rocky scree.

Himalayan Ibex


Himalayan Ibex is a subspecies of Siberian ibex, found in the mountain ranges of Himalayas. They are usually found at high elevations and known for huge curved horns.


Argali wild mountain sheep is the largest species of wild sheep found in Indian Trans Himalayas. Argalis live in herds and share the grazing ground with wild yak,Tibetan antelope and Thorold’s deer.



Takin is a goat antelope found in the eastern Himalayas and largest of the subfamily Caprinae. Takin are found in small family groups in the wild forest of North East India.


Markhor is one of the largest species of wild goat, only found in Kashmir region of northern India. The species was listed as endangered and known for its big horns.



Chiru is not a wild goat or sheep, its actually a Tibetan Antelope from bovid family, inhabits open alpine and cold steppe environments of Ladakh. Tibetan antelope feed on forbs, grasses and one of the famous wild animal to see in Ladakh.

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