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Chamois

Rupicapra Rupicapra chamois

 

 

Average Size: 75-80cm (30-31in) and weighs 50-55kg (110-121lbs)

Average Lifespan: 18-20 years.

Range/ Distribution Map

Habitat Description: Mountainous and rocky terrain in Europe. They namely are in Romania, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and parts of Turkey.

Behavior/Diet: Herbivore, grass, leaves, shrubs, females are sociable living in herds while the male remains solitary until mating season.

Conservation Status: Listed as a least concern with their main threats being habitat loss and hunting.

Fun Facts:

Despite that they are not threatened or endangered Europeon laws has the Chamois under protection.