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Alpine Ibex (estate) - 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 ibex. The upper parts are a uniform grayish-brown. Forehead, beard, legs and upper surface of tail are a darker brown. Underparts are 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, with the tips not curved as much as in other true ibex. Females have very small horns and no beard.
DISTRIBUTION Private properties in Neuquén province, Argentina.
REMARKS Native to the Alps of south-central Europe. Introduced on private estates in Neuquén province after World War II.
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