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A steinbok
A steinbok I encountered just below the Tomlishorn summit. July 2007.

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desainmeLooks like an Ibex

desainme

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or Steinbok to me.
Posted Jul 13, 2007 7:47 am

cp0915Re: Looks like an Ibex

cp0915

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Thank you for the correction. I'd asked a local what I'd seen up there, trying to describe it, and they called it a chamois. Do they look similar?
Posted Jul 13, 2007 11:06 am

RenatoGRe: Looks like an Ibex

RenatoG

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Look similar? Maybe from a long distance...
This is a chamois.

Ciao
Posted Jul 13, 2007 11:11 am

cp0915Re: Looks like an Ibex

cp0915

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Yes, doing a bit of research just now, they look quite different.

According to Wikipedia, the steinbok live in Africa. I suppose this is where they originated from. Are they not native to Europe?
Posted Jul 13, 2007 12:22 pm

RenatoGRe: Looks like an Ibex

RenatoG

Voted 10/10

Africa? I've never heard that!
Maybe some subspecies... Steinbock is the german name (in italian "stambecco", in slovenian "kozorog"). Its scientific name is "capra ibex"
I found this article on wikipedia

Ciao
Posted Jul 13, 2007 12:36 pm

RenatoGNice shot, but...

RenatoG

Voted 10/10

It's a steinbock, not a chamois.
Ciao
Posted Jul 13, 2007 8:05 am

cp0915Re: Nice shot, but...

cp0915

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Thank you.
Posted Jul 13, 2007 11:07 am

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on Jul 13, 2007 6:54 am

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Object Title: A steinbok