Ibex

The ibex is a species of wild goat. It is native to European Alps. It is also known as steinbock and buoquetin. It is one of the animals that start with alphabet i. Below are the fast facts.

  • Type: Mammal
  • Scientific Name: Capra ibex
  • Higher Classification: Goats
  • Conservation Status: Least concern
  • Weight: 67 – 117 kg
  • Length: 59 – 67 inches
  • Height: 30 – 40 inches
  • Gestation Period: Around 167 days
  • Average Litter Size: 1 – 2; Usually 1
  • Average life span: Up to 19 years
  • Total Population: Over 20,000
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Preys: None
  • Predators: Human
  • Habitat: Steep rocky slopes, Rough terrain, Lowland meadows, Coniferous forests




Ibex

They tend to live in steep and rough terrain above the snow line. They are social and live in groups. They form 4 types of group. Adult male groups, female off-spring groups, young individuals groups and mixed sex groups. Males fight for access to females with their long horns during the mating season. They are strictly herbivorous. They diet consists of grasses, flowers, leaves and twigs. Their climbing ability in steep terrain is matchless. Their mating season starts in December and ends in mid January.

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