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2009-02-01 13:55:00

A Spanish mountain goat, the Pyrenean Ibex, was formally confirmed as extinct in 2000 when the last one of its kind was discovered dead.


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Alpine Ibex, Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas near the snowline on the edge of forests. It can be found at...

Siberian Ibex, Capra sibirica
2012-08-16 09:53:50

The Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica), also known as the common ibex, can be found in northern, central, and Southern Asia. Its range includes Afghanistan, northwestern India, Mongolia, and Pakistan, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within alpine meadows and mountainous areas, but will also reside in foothills, deserts, or rocky bluffs. It has been considered a subspecies of the Alpine ibex, although it is not known whether this is a valid classification. The Siberian ibex can vary in...

Nubian Ibex, Capra nubiana
2012-06-25 17:01:54

The Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is a species of goat that can be found in the deserts of Oman, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, among other places. It prefers a habitat within rocky mountainous areas of its range. Typically, it is classified as a subspecies of the alpine ibex, but it has been classified as its own species occasionally. Groups of Nubian ibex, either all males or all females, are active during the day and can be seen feeding on leaves and grasses. Common predators...

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2007-08-23 02:51:24

The West Caucasian Tur (Capra caucasica), is a goat antelope found only in the western half of the Caucasus Mountain Range. They thrive in rough mountainous terrain between 2625 and 13120 feet in elevation. West Caucasian Turs are nocturnal, eating in the open at night and sheltering during the day. Females live in herds of around ten individuals, while males are solitary. The Tur stands up to 39.4 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 143 pounds. West Caucasian Turs have large but...

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2007-07-16 16:22:52

The Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), is one of two extinct species of Spanish Ibex. The subspecies once ranged across the Pyrenees in France and Spain and the surrounding area, including the Basque Country, Navarre, and north Catalonia. The diet of the Pyrenean Ibex consisted of grass, herbs and lichens. The ibex was paraxonic, with the plane of symmetry of each foot passing between the third and fourth digits. The third and fourth digits were quite large and bore most of the...

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