Chamois on Sasso di Stria

Chamois on Sasso di Stria

I saw my first chamois 52 years after I first went to the Alps - and then it was on a small mountain you can literally drive up to the foot of. Later the same summer we saw a whole flock of them on a more isolated mountain, Sass da Ciampai, but they galloped away before we could take a photo.
Ejnar Fjerdingstad
on Jan 6, 2008 10:30 am
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 370814


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lcarreau - Jan 21, 2008 3:55 pm - Voted 10/10

They are goats?

Hello, Ejnar! Are these animals
endangered in the Alps? In
America, we have wild goats
found in the high mountains
and passes. They are difficult
to see, because their hide is
the same colour as the snow
and glacial ice. But sometimes,
we get lucky.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 21, 2008 5:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: They are goats?

No, actually they are antelopes! But they live much as your mountain goats. Apparently they are not protected any longer, so they must have made a comeback, they used to be very rare.

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