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Apine Ibex

Capra ibex

Description:

Female Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) or Steinbock, Alpensteinbock, with juvenile (Kitz), Niederhorn, Berner Oberland, Kanton of Berne, Switzerland. The Alpine ibex is certainly our most impressive wild goat. In the 19th century it was exstinct in Switzerland, but we have introduced them again in the Alps by steeling 6 of them from the Italiens and reinstalled them in the Swiss Alps.

Habitat:

Mountain area in the Swiss Alps

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11 Comments

Mohammad4
Mohammad4 3 years ago

congrate for your
work

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

Thanks, my friends!

3t3d6
3t3d6 3 years ago

my cousins live in switzerland! oh, by the way, good find!<3<3<3<3<3!!!!

3t3d8
3t3d8 3 years ago

nice find

3t3d6
3t3d6 3 years ago

nice

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Big congrats on your SOTD.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Can't wait for you to share it :-)

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

Thanks Antonio and Daniele. Did not even know that there is such a day. I HAD my day yesterday with a spotting I dreamed of since 45 years!

Awesome series Dominique ,perfect to the occasion,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Today is International Ungulate Day, and this great spotting of a female Alpine Ibex and her kid is our Spotting of the Day! Congratulations bayucca!

"Today is International Ungulate Day! Learn about ungulates with our Spotting of the Day, a female Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) and her kid. The taxonomy of ungulates (hoofed animals) used to be rather complex and now exists in a simplified version with two groups: the order Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates), and the order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates). Caprines (goats) such as the ibex are even-toed ungulates. The Alpine Ibex had at one point been almost hunted down, and was restricted to the Gran Paradiso National Park in northern Italy, and the Maurienne Valley in Fance. Reintroduced in recent years it has recolonized most of the European Alps".

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torrance.leef
torrance.leef 3 years ago

osum

bayucca
Spotted by
bayucca

Bern/Berne, Switzerland

Spotted on Aug 8, 2016
Submitted on May 21, 2017

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