Ibexes in their natural habitat
Photo: M. Feldengut, Tourismus Oberstdorf
Two larger groups of ibexes still live near the Mindelheimer Hütte and at the main ridge of the Allgaeu Alps. The habitat in the high alpine terrain suits them perfectly. The rock walls are so steep that snow cannot stick to the ground and thus leaves plenty of food for the ibexes – grass, nutritious herbs and moss. A suitable home for a species that does not mind the dangerous heights.
Nonetheless, even ibexes have to practice: Young fawns that are born in May have to know how to cope with the steep rock walls by the time winter comes.