Dwarf Bharal (Pseudois nayaur schaeferi)

The Dwarf Bharal – also known as Dwarf Blue Sheep – is a goat-like caprid. It is much smaller than the Greater Bharal, has differently formed horns and…

„Caprinae world“: That’s what it’s all about.

„Caprinae world“ is an online catalogue with information about wild goats, sheeps and related species. Some of the data has never been made accessible online – accept here.

Dwarf Bharal Tour. China, Yunnan, Rini Mountain 2018

You won’t find a picture of a real one on Wikipedia! There is no photo of a life animal in the internet at all – except here. It…

Birds of the Tien Shan

Some birds I encountered during a Biosphere Expeditons trip in the West-Karakul-River area, Kyrgyz Range, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan.

Searching for THE GHOST in Kyrgyzstan

From July 30th to August 12th 2018 I had the pleasure to be on a „Biosphere Expeditions“-Trip to support a conservation project regarding the very elusive Snow Leopard…

15 hours in the Chartreuse Mountains, France

I basically had 15 hours on May 3rd and 4th 2018 during a family trip to look for Chartreuse Chamois. I got great views of this subspecies. And…

Magic Mishmis – A wildlife watching trip to India’s furthest northeastern corner

There were two species, which I wanted to see in the Mishmi Hills for my caprinae world project: Mishmi Takin and Red Goral. And I was very, very…

Mishmi Hills Birds

Check this illustrated list of birds (70+ species) if you want to find out what you can expect when you go birding in the Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh,…

Mammalwatching in Slovenia + Risnjak NP

Through Jon Hall from mammalwatching.com I heard of a 3-day-press-trip through Slovenia and Croatia. I applied and the organizers from LIFE DINALP BEAR welcomed me. My family and…

Mit sieben Falken unter einem Dach

Sechs Jahre haben wir auf sie gewartet. 2017 ist sie nun endlich eingezogen: eine Turmfalken-Familie. Vier Monate habe ich sie mit der Kamera begleitet.  

Wildlife and birds of Mandra Edera, Sardinia

In June my family and I spent a few days at Mandra Edera. This country hotel in Western Sardinia, Italy, is mainly a destination for horse riders, but…

India & Bhutan, 2016 – a mammal trip report

It has been a dream for years to visit Kaziranga Nationalpark. Pobitora and Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in India and finally Bhutan were equally on my wish list.

Ralfs Buch zu Bär, Luchs und Wolf

Einen Wolf heulen hören! Wissen wo der Luchs zuhause ist! Oder einem Bär ganz nah sein! Hier erfährst du wie das geht.

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Punjab Urial (Ovis vignei punjabiensis)

Punjab Urial are endemic to Pakistan and were once present over all northern Punjab Province, but have disappeared from much of their historic range. [2]

Bezoar Wild Goat (Capra aegagrus aegagrus)

– to be compiled

Sindh Wild Goat (Capra aegagrus blythi)

This subspecies occurs mainly in the Southwest of Pakistan, as well as in the south-eastern corner of Iran.

Asiatic ibex (Capra sibirica)

The Asiatic ibex (Capra sibirica) is one of the heavier members of the genus Capra. [3] 

Himalayan ibex (Capra sibirica sakeen)

Find below a series of photos of magnificent Himalayan Asian Ibex. 

Central Asian Ibex (Capra sibirica alaiana)

Find below a series of photos of magnificent Central Asian Ibex showing physical features, habitat, tracks, sculls, etc.

Altai Ibex (Capra sibirica sibirica)

to be compiled

Gobi Argali (Ovis ammon darwini)

Find below a series of photos of magnificent Gobi Argali.

Gobi Ibex (Capra sibirica hagenbecki)

Find below a series of photos of magnificent Gobi Ibex

Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Bighorn Sheep have big horns indeed. They are bigger compared to Dall’s and Snow Sheep. But the Bighorn does not hold the record for the longest horns.