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Threatened animal species could cope better with the effects of climate change if competition from other animals for the same habitats is restricted, according to new research by Durham University.
In spring 2010, nearly a third of the chamois living in a region of northern Austria suddenly died of unexplained causes.
A new study of the mating habits of mountain goats reveals the vastly different strategies of males in different populations and could shed light on the unseen impacts of hunting.
The Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica), also known as the izard or isard in the French language, is a species of goat-antelope that can be found in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Apennine Mountains, and the Pyrenees. It will reside in habitats at an elevation of up to 9,842 feet. It holds three subspecies. The Pyrenean chamois is small, reaching an average height of 2.6 feet at the shoulder. Both males and females grow backward curving horns that reach an average length of 7.8 inches. The...
The Chamois (Rupicapra Rupicapra), is a goat-like animal native to the European Alps, the Corno Grande region of the central Italian Apennines, the Tatra Mountains, Balkans, parts of Turkey, and to the Caucasus. The species has also become established on the south island of New Zealand. Chamois live at moderately high altitudes and are adapted to living in steep, rugged, rocky terrain. Their climbing abilities are surpassed only by the Alpine ibex. A fully grown chamois reaches a height...
The Gemsbok or Gemsbuck (Oryx gazella), is a large African antelope, of the Oryx genus. The name is derived from the Dutch name of the male chamois, Gemsbok. Although there are some superficial similarities in appearance, the chamois and the oryx are not related. Gemsbok are mainly desert-dwelling and do not depend on drinking to supply their physiological water needs. The species was introduced to New Mexico in the 1960's. The Gemsbok has an average shoulder height of four feet and can...
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