himalayan long-haired goats lying on road

Wild long-haired Himalayan mountain goats (India)

If you know the name of this breed of wild Himalayan goats, please post a Comment.­

I think those may be Pashmina (also called Changthangi) breed.­

capra aegagrus hircus changthangi herd lying down pashmina road wild goats wildlife
National Highway 94, Kupra, Uttarakhand 249141, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Photos of a herd of wild long-haired Himalayan goats (India).­

This herd of wild mountain goats decided to take a break and lie down on the warm asphalt of a remote mountain road in the late afternoon.­

They looked great with their long fleece, and they were not shy (they do not have much natural predators).­

So I stayed with them for a while and tried to take good photos, until they decided to go back up in their mountain.­

The herd had about 40 or 50 animals of all ages.­ They were definitely wild, but they are of the domestic goat species (Capra aegagrus hircus).­ I do not think that they are feral i.­e.­ domestic animals returned to the wild.­

I think those may be the Pashmina (also called Changthangi) breed of long haired Himalayan goats.­

Please post a Comment is you know more about those Himalayan wild goats.­