Japanese Serow

Taxonomic name: Capricornis crispus

Type: Mammal

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN)

Wild Range: Japan - shrubland, grassland, forests, and pastures

Longevity in the Wild: Up to 20 years

Diet: Herbivore - trees, shrubs, and bamboo

Size: Approximately 80 cm tall

Weight: 30 - 45 kg

Fun Fact: Japanese serows have noticeable glands below their eyes that they use for scent marking their territories. This can make it look like they are crying!

Find the Zoo's Japanese Serow in the Boreal section.