Animals & Attractions

There is a large herd of Himalayan tahr here at Highland Wildlife Park.

We have had great success breeding the species and last welcomed calves in 2019.

You can help feed and care for our Himalayan tahr and other threatened animals around the world by donating today - if you can, please support our Survival Fund.

Fun facts!

  • Himalayan tahr live at high altitudes on rugged mountain slopes and wooded hills
  • Their flexible, rubbery hooves help them to move quickly and confidently over rocky terrain
  • Like cows, they have a multi-chambered stomach, which allows them to regurgitate their food and chew it over again to get as many nutrients as possible
  • In 1904 they were inappropriately introduced to New Zealand where they have since thrived

How we're helping

Himalayan tahr face many challenges including habitat loss due to expanding human population, competition from domesticated sheep and goats, over-hunting and military conflicts. There are now many protected areas along the Himalayas where hunting tahr is illegal.

Our herd is part of the Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

As a wildlife conservation charity, we care for both the animals here at the park and work to protect endangered species around the world.

From providing genetics expertise and veterinary health, to protecting wild places with local conservation partners, and even restoring threatened species to the wild, we are active where we are needed most.

Find out more about some of our conservation projects.

Get free visits and much more!

Become an RZSS member and receive a whole host of benefits while helping to care for animals around the world.

Can you support our Survival Fund?

Every month, we need thousands of pounds just to feed and care for the animals you love. If you can, please help your zoo survive long into the future by giving a donation today.

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