West Caucasian Tur Capra caucasica

West Caucasian Tur
West Caucasian Tur
West Caucasian Tur
The West Caucasian Tur is an endangered goat-antelope native to the Caucasian mountains of Georgia and European Russia.
West Caucasian Tur male
West Caucasian Tur female
West Caucasian Tur kid
The Tur is closely related to the similar-looking Ibex (same genus). Males have large, ridged, backward-curving horns used for butting rivals and are mainly solitary. Females have short horns and live in small herds.
West Caucasian Tur
West Caucasian Tur
West Caucasian Tur
Like ibex, they live on rocky mountain slopes. Hunting by humans adds to the pressure on the small, endangered populations.