A group of ibexes fighting

Ibex and goats

Ibex and goats form a genus of bovine animals that contains fewer than 10 species. They are agile and skillful climbers among the steep cliffs of mountainous habitats and survive on the sparse vegetation that grows there. There is very little geographical overlap of the different species and where they do meet they don't interbreed. Species range from the alpine ibex of the Alps and the Caucasian turs of the Caucasus mountains, to the more widely distributed wild goat.

Scientific name: Capra

Rank: Genus


Map showing the distribution of the Ibex and goats taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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