Steep alpine mountains, pine forest and rocky cliffs. Locally in the Pyrenees Mountains of northeastern Spain and southern France.
Up to 80 cm tall, its summer coat is a ruddy brown; in winter it is black/brown with darker patches around the eyes. Both males and females have backward-hooked horns up to 20 cm in length. They browse on grass, lichens and buds of trees. Sure-footed and agile, they are found anywhere up to 3000 m.
Last week of October- end of November