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The Alpine ibex is a species of wild goat native to the European Alps. In its habitat region, the species is known as bouquetin (French), Steinbock (German), and stambecco (Italian). The species was virtually hunted to extinction in the 19th century, and has now recolonized many alpine regions. An extraordinary climber, it occupies steep rough terrains at high altitude.
Rocky regions along the snowline above alpine forests, from 1,800 to 3,300 metres (5,900 to 10,800 ft). These animals were spotted at about 2500m.
You are often alerted of the presence of these animals by the sound of small rocks falling down cliffs. The first 4 shots show a male, the fifth a female