Pyrenean chamois

PYRENEAN CHAMOIS (Rupricapra Pyrenaica Pyrenaica)
PYRENEAN CHAMOIS (Rupricapra Pyrenaica Pyrenaica)

Steep alpine mountains, pine forest and rocky cliffs. Locally in the Pyrenees Mountains of northeastern Spain and southern France.


Up to 80 cm tall, its summer coat is a ruddy brown; in winter it is black/brown with darker patches around the eyes. Both males and females have backward-hooked horns up to 20 cm in length. They browse on grass, lichens and buds of trees. Sure-footed and agile, they are found anywhere up to 3000 m.


Last week of October- end of November