Pyrenean Ibex, Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica, 2000 National Wildlife Research Center This 1994 photo shows an ibex in Saudi Arabia, where they are still present today. But that will not be the end of the imposing mountain goat, if Spanish veterinarian Alberto Fernández-Arias has his way.
The Pyrenean ibex became extinct first in the northern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Although her cause of death is known, the reason for the extinction of the subspecies as a whole is a mystery. They were found in huge numbers even a few hundred years ago. The Pyrenean ibex, seen here in an illustration from 1898, went extinct in 2000. CREDIT: JOSEPH WOLF/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS The very last Pyrenean ibex, a female known as Celia, died in January 2000, its skull crushed by a fallen tree.
Pyrenean Ibex Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica – bouquetin (fr) – bucardo or cabra montes (sp) – herc (cat). Hypotheses include the inability to compete with other species for food, infections and diseases, and poaching.
The last live Pyrenean ibex were seen in areas of the Middle and Eastern Pyrenees, below 1,200 meters of altitude. ! Jan 14, 2014 - Pyrenean Ibex. The Pyrenean ibex mysteriously became extinct in January 2000; the native Pyrenean brown bear was hunted to near-extinction in the 1990s, but it was re-introduced in 1996 when three bears were brought from Slovenia. Last natural born animal died January 2000. Commonly known as Bucardo (Capra pyrenaica), the Pyrenean Ibex was a wild goat that lived in the Pyrenees, the mountain range between France and Spain, surviving on leaves and stems. Pyrenean Ibex. Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica, the Pyrenean ibex, is the only (sub)-species to have gone extinct twice.The first time on 6 January 2000 and the second time on 30 July 2003. The Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) is one of the two subspecies of Spanish Ibex that became extinct. The Pyrenean ibex, a form of wild mountain goat, was officially declared extinct in 2000 when the last-known animal of its kind was found dead in northern Spain. Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica, the Pyrenean ibex, is the only (sub)-species to have gone extinct twice.The first time on 6 January 2000 and the second time on 30 July 2003. However, by 1900 the numbers went down to less than 100, and after 1910, the number never went up above 40.
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Pyrenean ibex, once commonly found in Southern France, Northern Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains, was one of the four subspecies of Iberian wild goat or Spanish ibex. This subspecies went extinct in early 2000. The last individual Pyrenean ibex, a female, was found dead on January 6, 2000…
The last natural Pyrenean Ibex, a female named Celia, was found dead on 6th January 2000 next to a fallen tree. Source.
Due to excessive hunting, their population declined immensely that in 1999 a single bucardo remained. Pyrenean Ibex Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica – bouquetin (fr) – bucardo or cabra montes (sp) – herc (cat).