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Tur, East Caucasian/Dagestan Tur

Scientific Name: Capra cylindricornis

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: Central and eastern chain of the Caucasian mountains.

Habitat: High altitude pastures above the tree line in summer, lower in winter.

Description: Wild goat weighing up to 100 kg and measuring up to 1 meter over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 1,40 m without tail (15 cm). General colour rufous grey-brown. The horns are heavy, pointing upwards, then bending backwards and inwards, growing in spirals. The horns are similar to those of the Blue Sheep.

Hunting method: Stalking, on horseback.

Hunting available in: Eastern Caucasus.

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