Wild sheep - Caucasian tur

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Wild sheep - Caucasian tur
Albatross / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: R3RP92
The East Caucasian tur or Daghestan tur (Capra caucasica cylindricornis) is a mountain-dwelling caprine found only in the eastern half of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. The East Caucasian tur lives in rough mountainous terrain, where it eats mainly grasses and leaves and is preyed upon by wolves and lynxes. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the West Caucasian tur, and sometimes as a full species in its own right. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN. Hand coloured lithograph from „Wild oxen, sheep & goats of all lands, living and extinct”. London 1898.