Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53563

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Capra
Genus species:Capra ibex

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:115-170 cm
Height:65-105 cm
Weight:30-100 kg
Identification:The ibex is uniformly brown. Both sexes have long thick horns, and the male has a small chin beard.
Habitat:Alpine desert
Diet:Herbivore: grasses, woody plants, flowers
Reproduction:The gestation period for ibex is 165-170 days. Females usually have one, rarely two, young each time they mate.
Females and juveniles gather in herds. Males stay in bachelor groups, joining with the herds during the mating season.
Behavior:The ibex feels most at home where the ground is broken and rough. It seldom leaves the rougher parts of the mountains.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Ibex were once hunted near extinction.

Other Information

Geographic:Central Europe
Southeastern Asia
Northern Africa
Middle East
Date:1974-02 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Ibex
Capra
Bovidae
Artriodactyla
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ruminants
Ungulates