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Bucardo : Pyrenean ibex or Pyrenean mountain goat (capra pyrenaica)

On 6th January 2000, a knarled old tree crashed down on Laña and killed her. She was the last of the bucados or Pyrenean mountain goat or Pyrenean ibex that had for millenium grazed the high Pyrenees between France and Spain. A total and utter disaster in terms of conservation management, despite decades of official protection. Also known as an erc.