Himalayan Ibex

Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capra
Species: Capra sibirica
Subspecies: Capra sibirica sakeen
  Body height: 2,46-3,28 ft  / 75-100 cm. Weight: 187- 264 lb /  85-120 kg.

A big male will stand 40 inches (102 cm) at the shoulder and weigh 200 pounds (91 kg). Coat is thick and woolly in winter, being shed in early summer. Color is very variable, ranging from pale brown to dark brown, with a darker dorsal stripe and often a lighter saddle patch and whitish neck patch. Generally darker in summer than in winter.


Both sides of the western Himalayas from Chitral in Pakistan, eastward to Leh and the upper Shyok River in Ladakh, and southeastward to the upper Sutlej River in northern India.


Lodging is provided in camps into the hunting areas.


Hunting is arranged by stalking in National Reserves and private areas.

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