A steinbok

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

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desainme

desainme - Jul 13, 2007 7:47 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like an Ibex

or Steinbok to me.

cp0915

cp0915 - Jul 13, 2007 11:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like an Ibex

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?

RenatoG

RenatoG - Jul 13, 2007 11:11 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Looks like an Ibex

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

Ciao

cp0915

cp0915 - Jul 13, 2007 12:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like an Ibex

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?

RenatoG

RenatoG - Jul 13, 2007 12:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Looks like an Ibex

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

RenatoG

RenatoG - Jul 13, 2007 8:05 am - Voted 10/10

Nice shot, but...

It's a steinbock, not a chamois.
Ciao

cp0915

cp0915 - Jul 13, 2007 11:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot, but...

Thank you.

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