Find below a series of photos of magnificent Gobi Argali.

Gobi ibex (C. s. hagenbecki): southwestern and southern parts of Mongolia including parts of the Gobi Desert and the Chinese-Mongolian border region. [1, 5]

Adult males in summer are yellowish brown above, fading on the sides to pale ochraceous and on the chest to buff. No saddle-patch. Older males are supposed to be darker. A narrow black line extends from the occiput (back of head) nearly to the base of the tail. The belly is clear white. Legs are blackish-brown on front side. The Gobi ibex has on average the shortest horns of all Asiatic ibex. [5] There is no winter pelage discription available.

Gobi Argali male with broken horn tip at Ikh-Nart, 2017-11-03. Photo: Jargal Lamjav

Gobi Argali ewe with young at Ikh-Nart, 2016-09-12. Photo: Jargal Lamjav

Gobi Argali at Ikh Nart, 2011-07-16. Photo: Paolo Fassina

Two Gobi Argali males at Ikh Nart. Photo: Otgonbayar Baatargal

Three Gobi Argali males at Ikh Nart, 2014-11-01. Photo: Otgonbayar Baatargal

Four Gobi Argali males at Ikh Nart. Photo: Otgonbayar Baatargal

Gobi Argali from Ikh-Nart, 2017-11-03. Photo: Jargal Lamjav

Gobi Argali from Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Mongolia. Photo: Tom Lynch, 2008-05-07

Gobi Argali on a lookout nearby Ikh Nart. Photo: Paul Jones

Gobi Argali scull at Ikh Nart, 2011-07-15. Photo: Paolo Fassina

Gobi Argali female at Gobi-A, 2017-04. Photo: Christopher R. Scharf

Literature Cited

[1] Reading, R. & Shank, C., 2008. Capra sibirica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T42398A10695735. Downloaded on 25 April 2016.

[5] Damm, Gerhard R. and Franco, Nicolás, 2014: The CIC Caprinae Atlas of the World – CIC International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation, Budakeszi, Hungary in cooperation with Rowland Ward Publications RSA (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa.