East caucasian tur

Capra cylindricornis

DAGESTANI TUUR ehk IDAKAUKAASIA KALJUKITS
ДАГЕСТАНСКИЙ или ВОСТОЧНОКАВКАЗСКИЙ ТУР
KAUKASIANVUORIKAURIS

A stocky mountain goat whose horns, curving up and out, then back and slightly down and in, are similar to those of mountain sheep. The horn length of an adult male is up to 115 cm. This species inhabits the eastern slopes of the Greater Caucasus east of Mount Dykhtau, occurring in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia (Daghestan, Checheno-Ingushetia, North Ossetia).

Ranging to the altitude of 4,200 m, the East Caucasian tur is a typical animal of the alpine and subalpine zones. Occasionally it can be found on steep rocky wooded slopes or in the forest zone. In winter the tur descend to lower elevations where the snow cover is thinner.

The wild population of the species has critically dwindled because of poaching, domestic livestock overgrazing, and warfare. Total number: <25,000, ↓

Owing to international cooperation, the species is breeding well in a number of zoos. International studbook for the East Caucasian tur is kept by Tallinn Zoo.

Dagestani-tuur-Christina-Daous Tuuri esimesed tantsutuurid. Ülo Veldre Dagestani tuur 6

Open

  • Ticket office
    9-15
  • Indoor expositions *
    10-16
  • Children’s Zoo
    10-17

*Indoor exhibitions are closed on Mondays
You are allowed to walk in the Zoo for 2 hours after the Ticket office is closed.

How to get here

Entrance at Paldiski mnt
Bus stop: Zoo, buses nr. 21, 21B, 22, 42 and 43; by car, bicycle or walk

Entrance at Ehitajate tee
Bus stop: Nurmenuku, Karikakra or Meistri buses nr. 10, 12, 16, 26, 27, 28, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46; by car, bicycle or walk

Entrance locations on the map

Contact

Mo-Fr +372 6943 300; Security department: 512 69 65
zoo@tallinnzoo.ee

Ehitajate tee 150 / Paldiski mnt. 145

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