Pyrenean Chamois

Rupricapra pyrenaica pyrenaica

Summer coat is reddish, turning brown in winter. Underparts are pale. Rump, throat, lower jaw and front of face are yellowish. Larger and darker than the Cantabrian chamois, with longer, thicker horns.


(male) Shoulder height 29-30 inches (74-76 cm). Weight 55-90 pounds (25-41 kg).


Locally in the Pyrenees Mountains of northeastern Spain and southern France.

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