New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1989) 12: 121- 124

The Trophy Potential of Himalayan Thar (Hemitragus jemlahicus) in New Zealand

Research Article
J. P. Parkes 1
K. G. Tustin 2
  1. Forest Research Institute, P. O. Box 31-011, Christchurch, New Zealand
  2. P. O. Box 134, Wanaka, New Zealand

The horn length of male thar (Hemitragus jemlahicus) increased significantly with age, especially from birth to 5 years. Age, time of year, and body weight all influenced adult male horn length, but locality did not. Fewer than 1% of males produced horns of sufficient length to qualify as hunting trophies.