The Afghanistan Markhor

Went to the Assiniboine Park Zoo today and had to stop and watch a curious display occurring in the Markhor exhibit.

One of the young males was being chased around the pen and we noticed that one of his horns was missing and there was lots of blood running down his face.

At about the same time we noticed this a Zoo caretaker had stopped to look too and he radioed it in to some others. Then we got a little show.

Two Zoo Keepers went into the pen and spent a fair amount of time trying to separate him from the rest of the pack which was intent on chasing him around. It looked like they were showing up just in time, the other Markhor’s were not playing games. I think they were trying to finish that poor guy off.