Living in peace on Mediterranean lands

capra pyrenaica hispanicacabra montesa08 Living in peace on Mediterranean lands Arboreal

The Spanish wild goat, or cabra montes, reached Spain about 3 million years ago. It is a unique species in the world. When a potential predator has been spotted the wild goat takes an erect posture with its ears and head pointing in the direction of the potential predator and emits an abrupt explosive whistle.  Once the group has heard the alarm they flee in a very coordinated fashion to another area like a rocky slope where the predator cannot reach. The escape is led by an experienced adult female in female-juvenile groups and an experienced male in male-only groups.