Photo category:
Ungulate ecosystems - Olympus mt
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Chamois
Even-toed ungulates
Mammals
Animals
Vertebrates
Ungulate ecosystems (Olumpus mt.) (Greece) diorama

Photo of a Chamois, Rupricapra rupricapra, which is well adapted to living in high altitudes all over Europe. It prefers palisade steep slopes, but in the winter it descends to the tree line. Both females and males have antlers. It was hunted almost up to extinction, but now it is strictly protected.