Brief information on the restitution of the Tatra Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) in the Nízke Tatry Mts., central Slovakia (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) [Reštitúcia kamzíka vrchovského tatranského (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) do Nízkých Ta

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Lynx, new series | 2008/39/1

Two attempts to restitute the Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica Blahout, 1971) were made in the Nízke Tatry Mts. The first one occurred in the eastern part of the mountain range (Kráľova hoľa Mt., Orlová) in 1935, but was not successful. During the second attempt, a substitute population of the Tatra chamois was established in the Nízke Tatry Mts. in the years 1969–1976. The main aim of these actions was to preserve this endangered and endemic subspecies. Altogether 30 adult individuals (9 males, 21 females) were brought from the Vysoké and Belianske Tatry Mts. At present, the population numbers around 98 individuals. This paper provides a short description of the restitution of the Tatra chamois based on previously unpublished archive materials.

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