What animal is this? Is it a type of yak?

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    • #12640
      hmvince
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      My family has this animal head hanging on the wall above our fireplace and we have never known what it actually is. I was wondering if anyone knew what it was.
      I hope that you can help me out.

      Thankyou.

    • #96847
      biohazard
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      Hmmh, doesn’t look like a yak to me 🙂

      As far as I know, yaks have upwards-pointing horns and are even sturdier than the fellow in your pic.

      If the glass eyes are true to the original animal, it is probably not a wild goat either (the pupils dont look like your typical goat pupils, which are vertical).

      So I’d go for an antelope of some sort, maybe. The animal looks very familiar though, I’m sure some of our zoologists can easily tell. Let’s wait for what they say!

    • #96848
      hmvince
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      Thankyou for your great answer.

    • #96852
      JackBean
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      IMHO are the horns too wide to be it antelope

    • #96857
      biohazard
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      Yeah, the horns look quite wide for most antelopes. But then again, there are dozens of antelope species and they have dozens of horns! 😛

      Anyways, I admit it might be something else. It looks very familiar, it’s frustrating that I cannot identify it properly >:)

    • #96858
      biohazard
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      Hmmh, maybe it’s a goat after all. At least these guys have very similar horns and general appearance:

      http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers … goat_2.jpg

      Those eyes in the original picture just don’t look like the very distinctive goat eyes seen even in the pic I posted (if you look carefully). But the actual eye type is quite hard to tell from the original pic, and the glass eyes might even not be similar to the original ones.

      Thus, I declare it as a goat of some type! At least for the time being 😀

    • #96862
      JackBean
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      Yeah, I know, that there are plenty of them, but still, they all look kind of similar
      http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimages/id33698/?type=1
      At least, they are not twisted like that 😉

      But I agree with the goat thing. Or maybe something like muflon 😉

    • #96882
      hmvince
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      quote biohazard:

      Hmmh, maybe it’s a goat after all. At least these guys have very similar horns and general appearance:

      http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers … goat_2.jpg

      Those eyes in the original picture just don’t look like the very distinctive goat eyes seen even in the pic I posted (if you look carefully). But the actual eye type is quite hard to tell from the original pic, and the glass eyes might even not be similar to the original ones.

      Thus, I declare it as a goat of some type! At least for the time being 😀

      The picture in this post looks exactly like the one on our wall. Is there any chance of identifying what the type and name is of this goat? Thanks for your time in helping to solve our ongoing mystery. We have had him for nearly 8 years and were originally told he was a Malaysian yak. Obviously not true. Biohazard, are you a zoologist or similar?

    • #96888
      biohazard
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      quote hmvince:

      The picture in this post looks exactly like the one on our wall. Is there any chance of identifying what the type and name is of this goat? Thanks for your time in helping to solve our ongoing mystery. We have had him for nearly 8 years and were originally told he was a Malaysian yak. Obviously not true. Biohazard, are you a zoologist or similar?

      Heh, nope sorry. I’m a cell biologist / biotechnologist, so if something’s bigger than few micrometers its waaaay too be to me! Well, half kidding on the last part. I’ve always been very interested in animals and I can recognize a fair deal of them, but I’m not a zoologist so I don’t have a "professional" answer for you, just an educated guess. But I tried to put some reasoning along my answers so you others could know why I came to the given conclusion 🙂

    • #96890
      JackBean
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      Well, even Mr. Google doesn’t know Malaysian yak 😆
      But it doesn’t seem like regular yak
      http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id33801/

    • #96917
      hmvince
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      so there is still no definate answer then?

    • #96925
      JackBean
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      IMHO, it will be some kind of goat as biohazard suggested 😉

    • #96926
      hmvince
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      well thats a bit disappointing, just a boring old goat, haha 😀

    • #97822
      Chris103
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      This looks Kind of like an Aoudad or Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia). Its a Caprid or goat-antelope. They are Originally from North Africa but have been introduced to the US and other places from game preserves. They can get huge horns and are also mesured for their beards which would explain the unusual mount. If this guy is an Aoudad he has smaller horns but quite a nice beard on him.

    • #97849
      biohazard
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      A goat-antelope! I wasn’t that far after all: I suggested both a goat and an antelope. I just didn’t realize to combine them 😛

    • #98143
      ALamri
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      i think, it is type of goat

    • #98220
      dhalla
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      This is a hilly goat.

    • #98241
      Chris103
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      Do you have a scientific name for that? I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of a Hilly Goat and there are MANY species of "wild" goats. Could you elaborate a bit more.

    • #98256
      mayurarohtagi
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      I think it is just like a goat.

    • #98273
      dhalla
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      Hi Chris thanks for inform me about my mistake. This is Billy Goat not Hilly. You can go to Google images and found many Billy goats like this.

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