Peace for goatsAnother animal has surprised scientists by turning up where it was thought to be extinct. The Independent reports that the cease-fire in Kashmir has had benefits for wildlife as well as for people:
The ceasefire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir has produced an unexpected beneficiary - the world's largest goat.
The markhor, a mountain goat that stands almost 6ft tall at the shoulder and can weigh 17 stone, was thought to be extinct in Indian-held Kashmir. But a recent joint survey by Indian wildlife organisations and the Indian army found 35 small herds - 155 goats - thriving near the Line of Control.
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