Gredos Ibex for Groups Hunting Program
The Spanish Ibex (Capra pyrenaica) is one of the bovine species of the Capra genus in Europe. There were four subspecies of this genus found in Spain, but two of them have recently become extinct.
The Capra Pyrenaica Victoriae is one of these four subspecies and is indigenous to several mountain ranges in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula. Its largest population is found in la Sierra de Gredos, between the provinces of Cáceres and Ávila.
It is characterized by its dark coat and, along with the Ibex of Beceite-Tortosa, has the largest antlers. Its horns are big and ringed, with a rugged surface, and shaped like a lyre. The growth of these horns is proportional to the age of the animal, adding one ring each year. The female goats have small, straighter horns. The males have an average weight of 90 kg and the females over 40 kg.