Scientific Name: Capra ibex
Weight: 23 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from a single screw.
Ships free in a secure wood crate.
About the Alpine Ibex
The Alpine Ibex lives along the snow lines in the rocky regions of the European Alps. We have a selection of Ibex taxidermy mounts. The Alpine Ibex is closely related to the Spanish and Middle Eastern Nubian Ibex. The Alpine Ibex is a species of goat that has enormous backward curving horns. The horns on the male can grow to be 55 inches in length. The females’ horns are shorter, thinner and curve back further than those of the male.
They can grow up to be 5 feet in length and 3.5 feet in height (from the shoulder). An adult Ibex can weigh around 270 lbs. Their coats are short and vary between reddish brown in the winter and brownish gray in the summer. The male Ibex has a beard on his chin. They are agile and can easily navigate the rocky terrain where they live.
They usually live in elevations of 6,500-15,000 feet. They are herbivores and eat mainly flowers, twigs, moss and grass to survive. During the summer they come down to lower elevations where water can be found more easily.