СИБИРСКИЙ ГОРНЫЙ КОЗЁЛ
As the distribution of the Siberian ibex, one of the largest and most abundant ibexes, almost totally coincides with that of the snow leopard, the ibex belongs to the main prey animals of this carnivore.
The relatively large distribution covers the mountain regions of Central Asia (Pamir, Tien Shan, Altai, Tibet). The Siberian ibex occurs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia (South Siberia), northwestern India, northwestern China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Mongolia.
Living at the elevations of 3,200–5,000 m, it can be found both on lower foothills and above the timberline where alpine meadows alternate with rocks and boulders.
The main threats to the species are domestic livestock grazing, poaching and habitat loss. Total number: >250,000, ↔ ↓
The horn length of an adult male is up to 147 cm.