Tahr is native to the central Himalayan ranges of India and Nepal. Tahr was introduced to New Zealand in the early days of European settlement for endurance sport – to create a hunting resource for residents and tourists. The average male tahr usually weighs around 73kg, and is called a bull. Females average around 36kg and are called nannies. Tahr meat has a pale red colour and is similar in taste to wild goat. However, there is something unique in its flavour. If you have not yet tried Tahr, we encourage you to give it a go as it is lean, easy to cook and produces a flavourful dish worthy of a masterchef!