Siberian ibex

Capra sibirica


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.



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Indoor exhibitions are closed on Mondays. The zoo's territory is open for walking until 8 PM.

How to get here

Paldiski mnt. 145 – North Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Freedom square (Vabaduse väljak) buses no. 22, 41, and 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Railway station (Balti jaam) buses no. 21, 41, and 43 (Bus stop Zoo)

Ehitajate tee 150 – West Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Karikakra or Nurmenuku) From Railway station (Balti jaam) bus no. 43 (Bus stop Karikakra, Nurmenuku or Zoo) Buses no. 10, 12, 13, 28, 37, 45, 46, 47

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E-R +372 6943 300; Emergency: 512 69 65

Ehitajate tee 150/Paldiski mnt. 145
Tallinn 13522, Estonia

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