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The Caprinae, the subfamily to which sheep and goats belong, arose during the
Miocene when mountains appeared and the Tethys Sea was in its final retreat.
And today's sheep and goats made their appearance in the late Pliocence and ...
The adults are most active. Not that young males lack interest, but whenever one
tarries near a female he is displaced, the mere approach of a powerful adult
usually being enough to cause retreat. If not, a horn threat or lunge forces him to
Bharal retreat to cliffs mainly in times of danger. But females also seek lofty
ledges during the rut, probably to reduce competition among males: there is
seldom room for more than one to maneuver in such precarious retreats.
Sometimes at the ...
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I'd never heard of Schaller before but wanted to read it because it concern the same 1970s trip Peter Matthiessen was on when he wrote The Snow Leopard. Apparently Schaller was at the time considered ... Read full review
The Snow Leopard
Beyond the Ranges
Mountains in the Desert
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