Siberian Ibex

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Siberian Ibex

 

(Capra sibirka), an artiodactyl having a body length reaching 160 cm, height reaching 100 cm, and a weight reaching 100 kg. Females are smaller than males. The saber-like horns, which have large protuberances on the anterior side, are up to 130 cm long in males and up to 40 cm long in females. The body coloration ranges from off-white with dark areas on the sides and breast to a monochrome cinnamon-chestnut. The Siberian ibex is distributed in the mountains of Southern Siberia, Middle Asia, and Central Asia. A valuable game animal, it is hunted for its flesh and hide. It is diminishing in number and is in need of protection.

REFERENCES

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