DID YOU KNOW ?
Ibexes could have very well disappeared due to hunting at the end of the 19th century. The specie’s protection stratus and the different reintroduction phases led since the 1960’s enabled a significant increase of populations. Between 8000 and 9000 ibexes are currently registered in France.
Males and females live separately, and gather in winter for the breeding period. Females live in groups with young ibexes while males gather in herds. Depending on the time of the year, they alternate between lower slopes meadows, valleys, and rocky cliffs.
Herbivore (herbs, grass, moss, lichens, young shoots).
Alpes’ region: rocky cliffs and pastures in summer / lower valleys in winter.
Ungulate ruminant mammals / bovids family.
Male 1 m at the shoulder. Female 70 cm at the shoulder.
Male 70 – 110 kg. Female 30 – 60 kg. New-born goat 2 – 3 kg.