Iberian Ibex

Capra pyrenaica

Summary 3

The Iberian ibex, Spanish ibex, Spanish wild goat, or Iberian wild goat (Capra pyrenaica) is a species of ibex with four subspecies. Of these, two can still be found on the Iberian Peninsula, but the remaining two are now extinct. The Portuguese subspecies became extinct in 1892 and the Pyrenean subspecies became extinct in 2000. An ongoing project to clone to the Pyrenean subspecies resulted in one clone being born alive in January 2009. This is...

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More Info

iNat Map

Status in w palearctic 2-25% of original range
Ecological niche Medium Herbivore
Region Europe - Iberia