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Capra ibex - 1

By GPMASS
The ibex risked extinction in Europe just over a century ago but, thanks to the farsightedness of King Vittorio Emanuele II who established the "Gran Paradiso" park, now the species lives safely in the large protected area.

In the month of June, the large males are changing their winter coat into the summer one.
The "rings" on the horns grow one or a year, so it is easy to understand that the age of this specimen exceeds twenty years ...


Tags: Italy Wildlife and nature

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Comments


What strikes me about this image is the textured coat and the very long textured horns,

This is some impressive beast.

Carole

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