One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Himalayan wild sheep with a bluish coat and backward-curving horns.Also called blue sheep
- ‘He explained that in western regions, strict protection has led to fast multiplication of bharals, great pressure on the grasslands and also threatens the survival of other endangered species.’
- ‘The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal is generally found above 4,270 m in summer and is seldom seen at below 3,000 m.’
- ‘A bharal's cylindrical horns curve outward, though in older animals, the horns are directed backward.’
- ‘The blue tint of the bharals makes them almost invisible against the background of blue-grayish rock that is typical within their habitat.’
- ‘On lake banks are visiting giant pandas, gnus, mountain donkeys, elks, and bharals other wildlife.’
Mid 19th century: from Hindi.
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