Chamois

Habitats

Habitats
Chamois lead a sedentary lifestyle and prefer well-known trails and areas. They leave their areas only when they are constantly in danger or when their food is decreasing for one reason or another. Most of the chamois habitats in Bulgaria are in Rila, Pirin and Central Balkan National Parks, as well as in the Natura 2000 network in the Western Rhodopes. A few years ago, the chamois was successfully restored in the Vitosha Nature Park, which is already inhabited by more than 30 animals. Apart from food, the main factor in choosing a habitat is the weather. For the cold months they prefer warm and sunny places, and for the hot - windy and shady. In winter, in an effort to avoid losing energy from severe cold from the wind, they are willing to choose quiet places, even when they have less food.