Pakistan-India Peace Creating Giant Goats

via news.independent.co.uk

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. Markhor are considered critically endangered, but other populations have survived in the mountains of Pakistan away from the Line of Control, and in Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.