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Alpine Ibex - Species Detail
Cabra alpina (Sp), Alpensteinbock (G), Bouquetin des Alpes (F). Also called European ibex.
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 30-34 inches (76-86 cm). Weight 225-275 pounds (100-125 kg). Females are smaller.
A stocky, medium-sized animal, darker in color than other ibexes. The upper parts are a uniform grayish-brown, with the forehead, beard, legs and upper surface of tail a darker brown, and the underparts pale. Males have a small beard and large, impressive horns that are triangular in cross section and relatively flat on the front surface, with well-defined cross ridges or knobs. The horns (both sexes) grow upward in a "V" configuration, and are thicker and straighter than in other ibexes. Females have very small horns and no beard.
DISTRIBUTION Private ranches in Missouri and Texas.
REMARKS Native to the Alps of south-central Europe. Considered one of the top hunting trophies of Europe.
HYBRIDIZATION The Alpine ibex is either known or believed to crossbreed, or to be the result of hybridization, when in a game ranch environment.
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