All ibexes bear horns - with lengths up to one metre the male ones get especially large. They serve the communication with conspecifics. During the late summer the males fight for herds of 10 to 20 females and youngs. They do so by getting up on their hind legs, dropping forward and clasting with loud bangs. The winner stays with the herd during winter, mates with the females and leaves the group in spring.
Size: Head-trunk ♂ 140-170 cm, ♀ 75-115 cm
Age: 14 years
Sexually mature: ♂ with 2 years, ♀ with 2,5 years
gestation period: 165-170 days
food: Grasses, herbs, little woody plants
habitat: Steep, richly structured and rocky slopes between 1600 and 3200m above sea level
Danger: not threatened