Himalayan ibex (Capra sibirica hemalayanus)

Himalayan ibex (Capra sibirica hemalayanus)


• Himalayan ibex is a wild goat, a subspecies of the Siberian ibex that is native to the Himalayan region of India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Nepal.
• In India, they are found in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.
• They inhabit the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas ,including the Trans-Himalayan region, where they can be found at elevations between 3,000 and 5,800 meters.
• Habitat: They prefer steep, rocky terrain with plenty of vegetation and access to water sources. During the winter,
they migrate to lower elevations to avoid deep snow and harsh weather conditions.
• Physical description: They have thick, shaggy coat that helps them to survive in the harsh mountain environment.
• They have long, curved horns that can grow up to a meter in length. Male Himalayan ibexes have longer, more heavily ridged, and curved horns than females, and their horns are also larger in size.
• Males also tend to be larger in size and more muscular than females.
• Diet: They are herbivores and primarily feed on grasses, leaves, and shrubs.
• Conservation Status: IUCN: Least Concern | WPA, 1972: Schedule I
• Threats: Hunting, poaching and habitat loss. Travel & Tourism Development In

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