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Medium herbivore.
—In-game description

The Serow is a huntable animal in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It is a tropical animal, appearing in the maps Ceylon, Indochina, Borneo, Silk Road, Yellow River, and Honshu. It has 20 hit points, and holds 400 food.


Scientific Name: Capricornis crispus
Approx. Size: 25-35 in. to shoulder, 65-100 lb.
Diet: Bamboo, cypress, leaves, acorns, assorted mountain vegetation

The Japanese serow, or “Nihon kamoshika,” is a small bovid that lives in the hillside forests and mountain ranges of Japan and Taiwan. There are four color variations: black, black with a dorsal white spot, dark brown, and slightly off-white. Both sexes of serow feature short, slightly curved horns. The serow is a solitary animal, usually living alone, in couples, or in small family clusters that restrict their range to relatively small areas. A serow claims its territory using a black pre-orbital gland that is clearly visible below its eye. The gland secretes a vinegar-like substance that marks the ground in question. As a result of heavy snowfall in the winters, the serow alters its feeding habits, decreasing consumption during the cold winter months. This occurs even in captivity.


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Animals in Age of Empires III
HerdablesCow · Goat · Llama · Sheep · Water Buffalo · Yak
HuntablesBighorn Sheep · Bison · Capybara · Caribou · Deer · Elephant · Elk · Gazelle · Giant Salamander · Giraffe · Guanaco · Ibex · Marco Polo Sheep · Moose · Musk Deer · Musk Ox · Nilgai · Ostrich · Pronghorn · Rhea · Saiga · Serow · Tapir · Turkey · Zebra
Treasure GuardiansAlligator · Black Bear · Black Panther · Cougar · Coyote · Grizzly Bear · Hyena · Jaguar · Lion · Lion-Tailed Macaque · Monitor Lizard · Orangutan · Panda · Polar Bear · Rhinoceros · Snow Leopard · Snow Monkey · Tibetan Macaque · Tiger · Warthog · White Tiger · Wolf
Marine GuardiansGreat White Shark · Orca
FishBass · Carp · Catfish · Cod · Mahi-mahi · Mola Mola · Salmon · Sardines · Squid · Tarpon · Tuna
WhalesBeluga Whale · Hippo · Humpback Whale · Minke Whale