Government of Nepal
Ministry of Forests and Environment
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

विभागको ४२ औं स्थापना दिवसको औपचारिक कार्यक्रम सम्पन्न | विभागको स्थापना दिवसको उपलक्ष्यमा शुभ-कामना सन्देश | संरक्षित क्षेत्र व्यवस्थापन, अनुसन्धान तथा प्रशिक्षण केन्द्र उद्घाटन

Mammals

Tetraceros quadricornis

Four Horned Antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis) belongs to Artiodactyla Order and Bovidae Family. It is native to Nepal and Southern part of India. It is found in Parsa National Park, Chitwan National Park, Banke National Park, Bardia National Park and surrounding areas of Nepal. The lifespan of four horned antelope is 8 to 10 years. The body is brownish to red in colour. The male has four horns in its head. Its height is 0.65 m and weight is about 15 kg to 25 kg. The gestation period of four horned antelope is 7.6 to 8.1 months. It is listed as a vulnerable species in the IUCN Red List category and Appendix I of CITES. National red list of mammals categorizes it as a data deficient species. The legal status of this species in Nepal is Protected (Appendix I) under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973. It is protected because of its heavy habitat loss. It is traded in national and international markets due to meat and skin.

Reference

  • Jnawali, S. R., Baral, H. S., Lee, S., Acharya, K. P., Upadhyay, G. P., Pandey, M., ... & Khatiwada, A. P. (2011). The Status of Nepal's Mammals: The National Red List Series-IUCN.