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    • Long-tailed Goral (Naemorhaedus caudatus)
    • Long-tailed Goral (Naemorhaedus caudatus)
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 Classification Natural Monument   217
 Name of Cultural
Long-tailed Goral (Naemorhaedus caudatus)
 Kind of Cultural
 Quantity 204,295㎡(designated and protected area)
 Designated Date 1968.11.22
 Address Nationwide    etc.
 Description Gorals only have 5 species in a limited distribution area of the world.

They live in Siberia, China, and Seoraksan Mountain, Songnisan Mountain, Taebaeksan Mountain, and Daegwallyeong Pass in Korea.

A goral is about 129cm long, with its horns approximately 13cm long.

The goral of Korea is different from that abroad because it does not have a clear face line.

Both males and females have horns.

Its neck is short, its legs are stout, and it has pointed feet.

Its hair is gray brown in color overall, with partly light brown accents.

Its horns are black.

Black hair like the mane grows from the forehead to the neck, where there are big white spots.

The goral lives in the cracks of rocks that cannot be accessed by human beings or other animals.

The female usually produces 2-3 young.

Gorals live in a group of 2-5.

This animal moves at dawn or in the evening, feeding on some kinds of green leaves and tender stalks such as moss, grass, azaleas, royal azaleas, etc.

This animal lives in a fixed place because it has a strong sense of territory.

The number of gorals has decreased drastically due to overharvesting for medicine, mounting, and food.

Since it is in danger of extinction, the goral is designated and protected as a natural monument.