Tahr

 Current Tahr records as at 30/06/17 are as follows:
Place Name Douglas Score Date Location
1st= Buck Kimber 44 ¾ 1/05/2008 Karangarua River
1st= Tony Hopkins 44 ¾ 29/01/2009 South Westland
1st= Mike Cassaidy 44 ¾ 29/01/2009 South Westland
4th Cody Weller 44 ½ 26/12/2005 Whataroa
5th Darrel Hodgkinson 43 ¾ 5/01/2006 Rangitata River
6th Rhys Garside 42 ¾ 29/01/2009 South Westland
7th= Tony Hopkins 41 ½ 30/11/2008 Rangitata River
7th= Simon Bullivant 41 ½ 29/01/2012 South Westland
9th Paul Ockwell 41 9/02/2015 South Westland
10th Ricky Russ 40 ¾ 06/06/16 Whataroa
About Tahr

The Himalayan tahr has a small head, small pointed ears, large eyes, and horns that vary between males and females. Their horns reach a maximum length of 46 centimetres (18 in).

Himalayan tahrs are sexually dimorphic, with females being smaller in weight and in size and having smaller horns. The horn is curved backwards, preventing injury during mating season when headbutting is a common mating ritual among males.

The average male tahr usually weighs around 73 kg with females averaging 36 kg and is shorter in height than in length[6] The exterior of a tahr is well adapted to the harsh climate of the Himalayans.

They sport thick, reddish wool coats and thick undercoats, indicative of the conditions of their habitat. Their coats thin with the end of winter and becomes lighter in color.

The lifespan of a Himalayan tahr typically ranges around 14 or 15 years, with females living longer than males. The oldest known Himalayan tahr lived to 22 years old in captivity