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The Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica; Slovak: Kamzνk vrchovskύ tatranskύ; Polish: Kozica tatrzanska) is a subspecies of the chamois of the Rupicapra genus. Tatra chamois lives in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia and Poland.

Tatra chamois lives in all parts of the Tatras: West Tatras , High Tatras and the Belianske Tatras all protected by national parks in both countries.

As of 2006 the Slovak Tatra National Park was home to 371 chamois, and the Polish Tatra National Park was home to 117 chamois. As of 2010 a population recovered to 699 chamois in Slovakia and 142 in Poland.

The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is categorized into several subspecies:
R. r. rupicapra (Alpine chamois): Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia (Veľkα Fatra, Slovak Paradise)
R. r. tatrica (Tatra chamois): Slovakia (Tatras and Low Tatras) and Poland (Tatras)
R. r. balcanica (Balkan chamois): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, northern Greece (The Pindus Mountains), Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Slovenia (isolated populations)
Abruzzo chamois (R. p. ornata) on the Gran Sasso mountainR. r. carpatica (Carpathian chamois): Romania
R. r. cartusiana (Chartreuse chamois): France
R. r. asiatica (Anatolian chamois or Turkish chamois): Turkey
R. r. caucasica (Caucasian chamois): Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation

Chamois is quite skittish animals. You can not get close because flee.

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