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 Classification Natural Monument   217
 Name of Cultural
Long-tailed Goral (Naemorhedus caudatus)
 Kind of Cultural
 Designated Date 1968.11.20
 Address   Nation Wide  etc.
 Description Gorals exist only as 5 species in a limited distribution area of the world.

Gorals live in Siberia, China, and Seoraksan Mouontain, Taebaeksan Mountain, and Daegwallyeong Pass in Korea.

Its length is about 129cm and the length of its horns is about 13cm.

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

Both males and females have horns.

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

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

Its horns are black.

The Black hair like the mane grows from the forehead to the neck.

Big white spots are on the neck.

Goral lives in the crack of rocks where human beings or other animals cannot access.

The female has usually 2-3 youngs.

Gorals live in a group of 2-5.

This animal moves at dawn or in the evening.

It feeds on some kinds of green leaves and tender stalks such as moss, grasses, azaleas, loyal 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.