Siberian Ibex

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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

Sokolov, I. I. Kopytnye zveri. Moscow-Leningrad. 1959. (Fauna SSSR:
Mlekopitaiushchie, vol. 1, issue 3.)
Mlekopilaiushchie Sovetskogo Soiuza, vol. 1. Edited by V. G. Geptner
and N. P. Naumov. Moscow, 1960.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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