The Ibex says: Catch Me If You Can!
Young female Ibex on the fork of Disteis (2,200 m), near the top of the Jof di Montasio (Friuli, Italy). The photo was taken leaning on the crest of the saddle: these beautiful animals had fun running on the edge of the ledges ...
The Alpine ibex, , is a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the European Alps. In its habitat region, the species is known as ''bouquetin'' , ''Steinbock'' , ''stambecco'' and ''kozorog'' .
The Spanish ibex and the Middle Eastern Nubian ibex are very close relatives of the Alpine ibex, and were formerly considered to be subspecies. Fossils of Alpine ibex dating back to the late Pleistocene, when it and the Spanish ibex probably evolved from the extinct Pleistocene species.. more