|Excellent results with Bezoar Ibex!
successful "wildlife" project of Turkey invites the Ibex -
hunters to a dream trip. The number of ibexes has increased
dramatically in recent years. The horns of ibexes which have
been bagged in various hunting grounds in the recent years,
awaken the interest of the hunters.
Ibexes inhabit an area strecthing from the southwest point
of the Egean region to the Mediterrenean region (the whole
Taurus mountain chain) till the northeast border region and
the East of Turkey.
The Ibex live
in forest regions, scattered with pines, oak trees and
bushes, or on inaccesisible steep slopes (400-3000m). The
Anatolian Bezoar Ibex has a upper body length of 135-150 cm
on average and a shoulder height of 90-100 cm. The ibexes
can weigh up to 100 kg, whereas the females have a smaller
The ibex has
majestic horns curved up, back, and downward. The length of
the horns vary from 90 to 150 cm, whereas the female horns
measure from 25-30 cm. Both sexes have goatee. Ibexes have
dark brown fur in summer; the female fur is more reddish or
gold brown. In winter both sexes have greyish fur. The
Ibexes have a black stripe from the shoulder to the front
leg, the limps and the neck. This stripe darkens as the
Ibexes are in the mating season. The Bezoar Ibex is regarded
as one of the unique Ibexes in the world owing to its
perfect body color and black winter fur.
Please do not
hesitate if you wish to ask questions and get further
Anatolia Safari Team