Animal Age

How old does a Iberian ibex get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Iberian ibex reaches?

An adult Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) usually gets as old as 16 years.

Iberian ibexs are around 150 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 2.78 kg (6.13 lbs) and measure 37.5 cm (1′ 3″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Capra), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.2 meter (4′ 0″).

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 Iberian ibex gets as old as 16 years

The Iberian ibex, Spanish ibex, Spanish wild goat, or Iberian wild goat (Capra pyrenaica) is a species of ibex with four subspecies. Of these, two can still be found on the Iberian Peninsula, but the remaining two are now extinct. The Portuguese subspecies became extinct in 1892 and the Pyrenean subspecies became extinct in 2000. An ongoing project to clone to the Pyrenean subspecies resulted in one clone being born alive in July 2003. This is the first taxon to become “un-extinct”, although the clone died a few minutes after birth due to physical defects in lungs.

Animals of the same family as a Iberian ibex

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

Animals that reach the same age as Iberian ibex

With an average age of 16 years, Iberian ibex are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Iberian ibex

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

Weighting as much as Iberian ibex

A fully grown Iberian ibex reaches around 60.55 kg (133.49 lbs). So do these animals:

  • Puku weighting 71.23 kilos (157.04 lbs) on average
  • Bushpig weighting 68.91 kilos (151.92 lbs) on average
  • Javan rusa weighting 65.8 kilos (145.06 lbs) on average
  • Bornean orangutan weighting 52.97 kilos (116.78 lbs) on average
  • Dama gazelle weighting 70.4 kilos (155.21 lbs) on average
  • Impala weighting 52.45 kilos (115.63 lbs) on average
  • Fallow deer weighting 56.71 kilos (125.02 lbs) on average
  • South American fur seal weighting 68.14 kilos (150.22 lbs) on average
  • Homo sapiens weighting 58.62 kilos (129.23 lbs) on average
  • Leopard weighting 52.4 kilos (115.52 lbs) on average

Animals as big as a Iberian ibex

Those animals grow as big as a Iberian ibex: