Alpine Ibexes – Rock Climbers


Ibexes are one of the species of wild snow goats, which has at its disposal huge horns curving behind its back. In the male Ibex, the horns grow up to 140 centimeters. In females, the horns will be shorter and more curved back. Animals use these devices to protect themselves from predators that attack them.


Mountain ibex can grow up to a meter in height and weigh about 120 kilograms. The color of their short, dense coat ranges from red-brown (in winter) to brown-gray (in the warm season).


Animals live in groups of 20-30 individuals. Females with males unite only during the mating season. Then, after six months, usually, in March, new offspring are born.

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