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BHARAL

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 844 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BHARAL, the Tatar name for the " blue sheep " Ovis (Pseudois) nahura, of Ladak and Tibet. The general colour is blue-grey with black " points " and white markings and belly; and the horns of the rams are olive-brown and nearly smooth, with a characteristic backward curvature. In the absence of face-glands, as well as in certain other features, the bharal serves to connect more typical sheep (q.v.) with goats.
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