Species / International Ovis

Himalayan Ibex

Capra sibirica hemalayanus


Both sides of the western Himalayas from Chitral in Pakistan, eastward to Leh and the upper Shyok River in Ladakh, and southeastward to the upper Sutlej River in northern India.


A big male will stand 40 inches at the shoulder and weigh 200 pounds. Coat is thick and woolly in winter, being shed in early summer. Color is very variable, ranging from pale brown to dark brown, with a darker dorsal stripe and often a lighter saddle patch and whitish neck patch.

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