Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Viking Press, 1980 - History - 292 pages
Schaller's account of his and others' long struggle to save the fascinating, increasingly rare wildlife of the Himalayas combines high adventure, close description, and scientific dedication
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It was a fine head measuring 51V2 inches in length, and a count of the horn rings
revealed that the animal had been seven years old when it died. But the find only
accentuated my disappointment in not having found live sheep. Twenty-five ...
Whatever the explanation, urial rams spend an inordinate amount of time gently
prodding, pushing, and displaying to each other, using gestures that range from
broadside postures which show off an impressive profile, to twists of the head, ...
Head-to-head contact, so typical of sheep and goats, is too dangerous with such
horns, and other forms of combat are therefore used. For example, according to
Valerius Geist, a mountain goat may lower its head far down and hump its back ...
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