West caucasian tur
KUBANI TUUR ehk LÄÄNEKAUKAASIA KALJUKITS
КУБАНСКИЙ или ЗАПАДНОКАВКАЗСКИЙ ТУР
This sizeable artiodactyl moves on rocks with amazing agility, leaping impressive lengths. Living on a narrow strip of habitat in the western part of the Greater Caucasus, the West Caucasian tur may have the smallest natural range of any ungulate. The species can be found in Georgia and Karachay-Cherkessia (Russia).
The tur roams over rocky hillsides, alpine meadows and wooded regions at altitudes from 800 m to 4,200 m. There is a seasonal migration covering a vertical distance of about 2,000 m, upwards in spring and downwards in autumn. The major threats are livestock grazing in the tur’s habitat, poaching and the impact of severe winters. Total number: <10,000, ↓
International studbook for the West Caucasian tur is kept by Olomouc Zoo.
The horn length of an adult male is up to 84 cm.