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European Mammals

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The European mammal display includes the chamois, the Irish elk, the ibex goat, and Jacob’s sheep.

The chamois, a solitary mountain goat, is adapted to living in the cold, snowy mountains of northern Europe.

The ibex, another goat, prefers the climate and space found in the lower mountainous regions.

Jacobs’s sheep, like most sheep, live on the plains and low hills at the base of mountains, and form tight herds as their only defense mechanism. Jacob’s four horned sheep were once rare. Fortunately, however, it is now common in Europe.

Exhibits include:

  • ibex goat (Capra ibex)
  • goat (Capra hircus)
  • 4-horned sheep (Ovis domesticus)
  • wild boar (Sus scrofa)
  • chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)
  • Irish elk (Megaloceros giganteus)
  • stag-moose (Cervalces scotti)
  • fallow deer (Dama dama)

This collection of Eurasian mammals is part of a long-term loan from the World Wildlife Museum of Stockton to enhance wildlife education.

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