On my recent 2 day hiking trip to the breathtaking Plateau of Fuorcla da Rims (Google Maps) near Scuol in the canton of Grisons, Switzerland, I was very lucky in coming across a chamois and being able to focus my video camera on it in time.
To my pleasant surprise, a second chamois, to me not known to be present, enters the frame towards the end of the recording.
I always wonder where these animals get their strength from, feeding only on sparse vegetation. It is very impressive with what speed they charge the steep terrain.
The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, including the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Tatra Mountains, the Balkans, parts of Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Apennines.
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