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Steinbock (A.K.A. Alpine Ibex)

AJ Iaquinta

Tags Ibex, Steinbock, Switzerland

Steinbock (A.K.A. Alpine Ibex)

These are the Dutler's. We met them in the tiny mountain town of Maienfeld, Switzerland where Frau Dutler proudly regaled us with the tale of her husband's steinbock (better known throughout North America as an Alpine Ibex). A species that was once in danger of extinction but has rebounded thanks to successful conservation efforts that largely parallel that of North America's wild sheep. More than a native species, the Steinbock is a symbol of the Canton (Swiss version of a state or territory) of Graubünden. Images of these mountain goats are used throughout the region and can be found on everything...