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Heptner’s Markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri)

Body dimensions and weights given by Heptner (1966) suggest that the Heptner’s Markhor is one of the smaller Markhor phenotypes. Names English: Heptner’s Markhor, Turkmenian Markhor, Uzbek Markhor,…

Tibetan Bharal (Pseudois nayaur nayaur)

The Tibetan Bharal is the nominate form of the Bharal. Brian Houghton Hodgson described the species 1833. The type locality is the Kachar region of Nepal. Names English: …

Chinese Bharal (Pseudois nayaur szechuanensis)

Even though considered a bit smaller than the nominate race from Tibet, the Chinese Bharal with its wider flaring horns is maybe the most impressive subspecies of Bharal….

Caprinae petroglyphs

Around the world natives have carved portrayals of wild sheep and goats on rock surfaces. Being thousands of kilometres apart, it is amazing how they resemble each other.

Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park, Norway 2019

I visited Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park from June 11th to June 17th. The area is considered the last highland wilderness of Europe, where one can observe free ranging Reindeer,…

Iberian Ibex (Capra pyrenaica)

The Iberian Ibex is the most westerly form of the genus Capra [8]. Once there have been four subspecies. Only two are extant today.

Portuguese Ibex (Capra pyrenaica lusitanica)

The Portuguese ibex (Capra pyrenaica lusitanica) is an extinct subspecies of the Iberian Ibex. It was still numerous until 1800.

Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica)

The Pyrenean Ibex is an extinct subspecies of the Iberian Ibex, which died out in 2000.  „Pyrenean Ibexes“  found today are introduced (2014) Victoria Ibex.

Mosor and Biokovo Mountains, Croatia

I went to Croatia between April 24th and 27th 2019. I had two days for Aoudad, one for Balkan Chamois and one morning for Mouflon.

Balkan Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica)

The Balkan Chamois is a subspecies of the Alpine Chamois. In the former Yugoslav countries it is slowly recovering from the civil war (1991 to 2001).