chamoisChamois Hollow boned, hoofed animal related to the antelope and found in many mountains of Europe and parts of the Eastern Mediterranean countries. It's size is that of a large goat, is light brown with a black tail, and a black stripe, also with black markings on its face. The horns have terminal hooks pointed backward.

There hoofs can grip on the rocky surfaces , and it leaps with agility. In the summer it forges for food to the snowline .

The original Chamois leather, is the skin of this animal , the Chamois has now also been introduced to New Zealand.

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