Suleiman Markhor

 (Capra falconeri jerdoni)

Suleiman Markhor

Local Name: Pachin, Sarah (Balochi)

Scientific Name: Capra falconeri jerdoni

Local Area:
Pakistan, south of the Gumal River, mainly in the Sulaiman range and the Torghar Hills of the Toba-Kakar range (District Zhob), and in the Takatu Hills (District Quetta)

Life Span:
10 – 11 years

107 cm (42 inches)

68 kg (150 pounds)

Trophy Size:
92 cm (36 inches)

Hunting Season:
November to mid-April


The Sulaiman Markhor is found in the Torghar Range of Western Central Pakistan. A smaller markhor with a short body. In the winter, the coat is short, coarse, and thick, while in the summer, it is short and smooth. The horns are straight, forming two to three complete spiral turns with either a tight twist resembling a corkscrew or a more open twist of the Kabul type.

Suleiman Markhor, a resident of the world’s most remote mountain peaks, has drawn worldwide hunters since the Industrial Revolution made it possible to travel abroad and hunt there. Many people might think it’s odd that someone would pay little money to stay in camp tents and shepherds’ huts with no basic amenities or other comforts, tackle mountain hunting hardships and possibly bring home the enormous, flat horns with a half turn to them. The attraction of the majestic mountain peaks and the graceful wildlife is alluring to a genuine hunter at heart.

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