Animal Age

How old does a Chamois get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Chamois reaches?

An adult Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) usually gets as old as 22 years.

Chamoiss are around 178 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 2.25 kg (4.96 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Rupicapra), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 16.7 cm (0′ 7″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Chamois gets as old as 22 years

The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, from west to east, including the Cantabrian mountains, the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Apennines, the Dinarides, the Tatra and the Carpathian Mountains, the Balkan Mountains, the Rila – Rhodope massif, Pindus, the northeastern mountains of Turkey, and the Caucasus. The chamois has also been introduced to the South Island of New Zealand. Some subspecies of chamois are strictly protected in the EU under the European Habitats Directive.

Animals of the same family as a Chamois

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Chamois

With an average age of 22 years, Chamois are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Chamois

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Chamois

A fully grown Chamois reaches around 33.11 kg (73 lbs). So do these animals: