Scope of this extremely rare mountain animal confined southern part of the Far East. And there goral found only in some places. North of the Sikhote-Alin gorals not anymore. Outside Russia, the goral inhabits Mining-rocky areas of Korea, Japan, and most significant, though fragmented pockets, spread in China (from Khingan to Tibet and the Himalayas).
In appearance and habits of the Siberian mountain resembles European chamois, found only in the mountains of Europe (Alps, Balkans, Carpathians, Caucasus). Often called the Amur goral chamois. But it is different from chamois thicker and elongated body, a thick neck, strong legs of moderate length, the shape of horns and a shaggy hair, different shades of color — from blue-gray to dirty fawn. Male and female are small curved horns, no, like a chamois, a sharp hook-like bend back.
Weight adults gorals 35-40 kg. Addition of a strong, dense. Body on the short but strong legs. Goral ill suited to fast running on the plain, but he deftly and quickly moves on rocks.
Favorite place Habitat Mountain — mixed forest with a lot of rocky cliffs and mountains.
Goral unpretentious in food. It eats acorns, leaves, grapes, tree lichens, sedges and lanceolate leaves of many trees and shrubs.
Dangerous to goral deep snow. That's why he gets on rocky blowing, facing the sea and the sun, where the snow does not stay long.
The annual cycle of life gorals still poorly understood. It is assumed that the mating season they have is in the fall when the animals are kept in pairs. At the end of May — beginning of June, the most hidden rocky places, tents rocks where you can escape the heat and showers near the watering holes and grazing female goral bring one, occasionally two lambs.
In captivity Goral acclimatized bad, but their capture and relocation of Primorye in Mining-rocky areas of deciduous forests of the Caucasus. Crimea, and other places where there is no longer glubokosnezhnyh winters are possible and are of great scientific interest.
In the eastern folk medicine carcass goral almost entirely used for making different remedy.
Hunting for gorals strictly forbidden.